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Running time
118 min.
Portugal Portugal
Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo
Rui Poças (B&W)
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O Som e a Fúria / Radiotelevisão Portuguesa (RTP)
Drama. Romance | Africa. Melodrama. Romantic Drama
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Synopsis / Plot
A temperamental old woman, her Cape Verdean maid and a neighbour devoted to social causes live on the same floor of a Lisbon apartment building. When the old lady dies, the other two learn of an episode from her past: a tale of love and crime set in an Africa straight from the world of adventure films.
2012: Berlin Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize and Alfred Bauer Award
Critics' reviews
  • "Tabu is a living, breathing demonstration of cinephilia in action. For Mr. Gomes, a former film critic, the extinct styles and moods of classic cinema are not fodder for imitation or parody but more like communal dream material, to be mined for something new and mysterious"
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