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Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love... See more »

Awards:
  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 17 nominations.
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Cast

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Dain
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Wawa
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Selin
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Chief Charlie
Albi Nangia ...
Grandfather and Shaman
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Father
Dadwa Mungau ...
Grandmother
Linette Yowayin ...
Mother
Kapan Cook ...
Kapan Cook
Mungau Yokay ...
Peacemaking Chief
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Imedin Chief
Charlie Kahla Junior ...
Yakel Tribe
Nakou Pia ...
Yakel Tribe
Chifan Benata ...
Yakel Tribe
George Nayun ...
Yakel Tribe
Peter Kowia ...
Yakel Tribe
Kowia Kapan ...
Yakel Tribe
Tom Kaia ...
Yakel Tribe
Yata Newin Tain ...
Yakel Tribe
Rovert Nalin ...
Yakel Tribe
Maikol Kapan ...
Yakel Tribe
Michael Kowia ...
Yakel Tribe
Naruwa Johnny ...
Yakel Tribe
Sanick Toata ...
Yakel Tribe
Yopa Albi ...
Yakel Tribe
Gunum Niyangri ...
Yakel Tribe
Sam Toata ...
Yakel Tribe
Pakina Konay ...
Yakel Tribe
Knum Marsul ...
Yakel Tribe
Sam Toata Junior ...
Yakel Tribe
Mary Ranu ...
Yakel Tribe
Rano Mary ...
Yakel Tribe
Kali Nuplei ...
Yakel Tribe
Manakayu Sarah ...
Yakel Tribe
Tapiyow Sarah ...
Yakel Tribe
Sam Pasua ...
Yakel Tribe
Rovert Julie ...
Yakel Tribe
Nahleen Nowlowlin ...
Yakel Tribe
Sam Dous ...
Yakel Tribe
Kapiyow Sarah ...
Yakel Tribe
Yopa Rarangi ...
Yakel Tribe
Daus Iasu ...
Yakel Tribe
Sarah Nuhata ...
Yakel Tribe
Yamunuk Katit ...
Yakel Tribe
Kowia Johnson ...
Yakel Tribe (as Johnson Kowia)
Yamanuk Peter ...
Yakel Tribe
Puliya Kapow ...
Yakel Tribe
Kapan Kowia ...
Yakel Tribe
Nalin Nolol ...
Yakel Tribe
Takina Konay ...
Yakel Tribe
Jimmy Yawimam ...
Yakel Tribe
Rovert Asul ...
Yakel Tribe
Yamanuk Asul ...
Yakel Tribe
Toata Maptana ...
Yakel Tribe
Fuliya Kakow ...
Yakel Tribe
Narowa Janny ...
Yakel Tribe
Peter Nalau ...
Yakel Tribe
Nancy Yalitan ...
Yakel Tribe
Manakayu Beki ...
Yakel Tribe
Beer Yolu ...
Yakel Tribe
Toata Rupit ...
Yakel Tribe
Elsie Nisiangel ...
Yakel Tribe
Mason Netai ...
Yakel Tribe
Waha Nuplei ...
Yakel Tribe
Nalou Mau ...
Yakel Tribe
Tuata Hawan ...
Imedin Tribe
Jo Habi ...
Imedin Tribe
Henry Fire ...
Imedin Tribe
Steven Maimah ...
Imedin Tribe
Tuata Junior ...
Imedin Tribe
Sana Napuram ...
Imedin Tribe
Netai Iakama ...
Imedin Tribe
George Yakay ...
Imedin Tribe
Nowanyin Deras ...
Imedin Tribe
Daniel Nangia ...
Imedin Tribe
Chapan Wako ...
Imedin Tribe
Nous Yahow ...
Imedin Tribe
Nagia Albi ...
Imedin Tribe
Nangia Kuwatan ...
Imedin Tribe
Nepina Neyower ...
Imedin Tribe
Albi Nangia ...
Imedin Tribe
Netai Wooly ...
Imedin Tribe
Sarah Tepiyow ...
Imedin Tribe
Kwatana Tuata ...
Imedin Tribe
Yap Kwako ...
Imedin Tribe
Reyhep Nabwal ...
Imedin Tribe
Mikum Junior ...
Imedin Tribe
Yowkasin Yasul ...
Imedin Tribe
Reyhep Dadwa ...
Imedin Tribe
Toata Nalpalp ...
Imedin Tribe
Tom Nako ...
Imedin Tribe
Nayin Samson ...
Imedin Tribe
Diaping ...
Imedin Tribe
Natokian Nuplei ...
Imedin Tribe
Kasam Johnson ...
Imedin Tribe
Toata Kuwah ...
Imedin Tribe
Sami Pasua ...
Imedin Tribe
Toata Hawan ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Daniel Iakapas ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Naruwa Jenny ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Posen Yarbitang ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Robert Yakwakau ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Wawa Biyanipay ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Netai Kapial ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Eli Toata ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Yata Holey ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Pako ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Yawtu Asul ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Kwachin Belti ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Nauhka Kuras ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Yawimam ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Napow Bilpin ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Nam Hiyowen ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Pilot ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Wawa Asul ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Nangia Loughnatmau ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Jimmy Namalinu ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Kwachin Beldi ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Saka Karoho ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Jerry Nauka ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Yata Holin ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Johnny Loh ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Welson Toata ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Narua Johnny ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Nis Toata ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Yakeh Yaramaho ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Napow Pako ...
Peacemaking Tribe
Isiah Tom ...
Witness Tribe
Waylin Mungau ...
Witness Tribe
Laspit Nawanyin ...
Witness Tribe
Yalu Nogoat ...
Witness Tribe
Wooly Yowimam ...
Witness Tribe
Dowhow Jimmy ...
Witness Tribe
Morley Nakabak ...
Witness Tribe
Kepak Charlie ...
Witness Tribe
Kanyan Sese ...
Witness Tribe
Jeffrey Yowiya ...
Witness Tribe
Kalpa Mariam ...
Witness Tribe
Eileen Katanak ...
Witness Tribe
Johnny Numawpin ...
Witness Tribe
Maleya Yorangi ...
Witness Tribe
Marie Loui ...
Witness Tribe
Toata Kowyamida ...
Witness Tribe
Kowia Napchi ...
Witness Tribe
Elsie John ...
Witness Tribe
Toata Nalpalap ...
Witness Tribe
Samil Laymas ...
Witness Tribe
Kwachin Maimah ...
Witness Tribe
Wolkin Niplai ...
Witness Tribe
Napopo Eli ...
Witness Tribe
Tawlu Yaluw ...
Witness Tribe
Moses Nauka ...
Witness Tribe
Yalitan Tuata ...
Witness Tribe
Chief Iasul Sapa ...
Witness Tribe
Pako Mungow ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Charlie Tafan ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Nauka Nancy ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Posen Low ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Nakepak Charlie ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Tuata Kowia ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Charlie Numapan ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Nis Tuata ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Kalpa Kako ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Josiah Nauka ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Sed Nauka ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Maliya Warangi ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Yakei Iamauha ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Charlie Yawimam ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Lasbet Nowanyin ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Eli Kuwai ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Charlie Kwalwa ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Yalitan Yakoho ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Daniel Iakapas ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Sam Nikiau ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Nimatan Waylin ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Sam Lop ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Kamatak Toata ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Yauta Asul ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Nahi Jack ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Kowiya Napti ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Yawimam Numopan ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Puliya Kakol ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Kumah Nuplei ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Pilot Kowia ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Tuata Isiah ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Marautu Iapatu ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Lafawan Malcolm ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Netai Iakamah ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Charlie Kumah ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Johnny Nupitaiau ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Katanek Katee ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Maikel Kawianao ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Harris Wulkin ...
Additional Niel Dancer
Johnson Noah ...
Stranger on the Beach
Jack Wayway ...
Garden Owner
Jaqueline Nibou ...
Christian Woman 1
Margaret Alik ...
Christian Woman 2
Robert Nukwei ...
Christian Leader
Poita ...
Christian Singer

Directed by

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Martin Butler
Bentley Dean

Written by

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Martin Butler ... ()
 
John Collee ... ()
 
Bentley Dean ... ()

Produced by

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Martin Butler ... producer
Bentley Dean ... producer
Carolyn Johnson ... producer
Janita Suter ... location producer

Music by

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Antony Partos

Cinematography by

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Bentley Dean

Film Editing by

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Tania Nehme

Editorial Department

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Catherine Armstrong ... digital intermediate producer
Cj Dobson ... colorist

Production Management

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Catherine Armstrong ... post-production producer

Sound Department

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James Ashton ... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer
Emma Bortignon ... sound designer
Alex Francis ... foley recordist
Lachlan Harris ... assistant sound editor
Mario Vaccaro ... foley artist
Simon Walbrook ... sound editor

Music Department

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Wes Chew ... music producer: Sonar Sound / scoring mixer: Sonar Sound
Lisa Gerrard ... vocals
Gabriel Hays ... Trailer Music

Other crew

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Mathilde Cellier ... French Publicist
Carolyn Johnson ... script editor
Janita Suter ... script editor
Claire Viroulaud ... press attache France

Thanks

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Michael Cody ... thanks
Rolf de Heer ... thanks
Keri D. Light ... special thanks (as Keri Light)

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines Two tribes. One love. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Tanna - Eine verbotene Liebe (Germany)
  • Taboo
  • Танна (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The first ever Australian-made film to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Oscars (2017). See more »
Quotes Chief Charlie: Wisdom comes through suffering, killing only brings sorrow. One side struggles for power, the other takes revenge. Divided children of Tanna, join together in peace. Go back to our beginnings, hear the wisdom of the ancestors and live once more in harmony.
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