Tabu is a 1931 silent F.W. Murnau film. He died at age 42 from injuries resulting from a car accident a week before this film opened. The film is a fictionalized documentary about life in the South Seas. It won an Oscar for best cinematography. There was much controversy over the fact that bare breasts are visible sometimes, and those parts of the movie have been cut out and replaced over the years to satisfy prudes and film fans in turn.
DVD Talk calls it "one of the last great silent films" and says, "it takes its place among the world's masterpieces". This film is listed in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 91%.