The kids Matahi and Reri are in love with one another. The previous warrior Hitu publicizes that Reri is to be the brand new chosen virgin for the gods. This implies she should keep untouched, in any other case she and her lover might be killed. However Matahi abducts and escapes along with her to an island dominated by the white man, the place their gods can be innocent and powerless. Tabu is the final movie from director F.W. Murnau; he died earlier than the movie’s premiere in a automotive accident.