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Tabu – Es ist die Seele ein Fremdes auf Erden
Feature Film, AT/DE/LU 2011, Farbe, 94 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2012

Director: Christoph Stark
Script: Ursula Mauder
Cast: Lars Eidinger, Peri Baumeister, Petra Morzé, Rainer Bock, Rafael Stachowiak u.a.
Camera: Bogumil Godfrejow
Editor: Thierry Faber
Location Sound: Peter V. Meiselmann, Bernhard J. Schmid
Music: Jeannot Sanavia
Production Design: Christine Caspari
Costumes: Birgit Hutter
Producers: Arno Ortmair, Nicolas Steil
Production: Eclypse Filmpartner
Co-production: Film-Line Productions (DE) Iris Films (LU), in Kooperation mit ARD Degeto, BR, Mediafonds 2


Taboo is a radical story about forbidden love. Georg Trakl pays homage to a historically unproven affair with his sister in his poems. In Vienna, they indulge in their illicit intimacy. Georg, however, increasingly succumbs to societal pressure, and with it falls into drug use. This drives Grete into the arms of her music teacher, but she will not give in to this fate so easily. In the end, it is a question of existing together or not at all.

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