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Tabu (2012) - Movie Details

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Foreign Drama
118 min.
Release Date
December 26, 2012 (NY)
January 25, 2013 (LA)
DVD Release Date
October 29, 2013 (Buy on Amazon)
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118 minutes
MPAA Rating
Unrated

Pilar (Teresa Madruga) spends her first years of retirement trying to straighten up the world and dealing with other people's guilt, an increasingly frustrating task these days. She takes part in peace vigils, collaborates with Catholic charities, wants to lodge young Polish girls coming to Lisbon on a Taizé ecumenical meeting and constantly hangs up and takes down an ugly painting made by a friend so as not to offend his feelings should it not... Full synopsis »

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Review by Nathan Samdahl

Tabu is an often beautiful and stylistically ambitious film that sadly comes up a bit short on its execution.  This was one of the more challenging viewing experiences I've had in recent months.  There are parts of this film where I was on the cusp of breaking out in laughter or crying for a character, but simply couldn't.  Describing Tabu as emotionally muted would probably be appropriate. Full movie review »

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