Tanga-Tika

  • 1953
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

An artsy attempt to show the slow and tranquil lifestyle enjoyed on Tahiti. Beautiful scenic shots add to the film that featured an all-native cast to make it authentic. Thin story line is about Meoe, a stubborn island man, and the problems he and his girl face as they make their intentions known to get married. The film slows in pace, focusing on the island...read more

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An artsy attempt to show the slow and tranquil lifestyle enjoyed on Tahiti. Beautiful scenic shots add to the film that featured an all-native cast to make it authentic. Thin story line is about Meoe, a stubborn island man, and the problems he and his girl face as they make their

intentions known to get married. The film slows in pace, focusing on the island dances for too long. This effort was by Dwight Long, who had won an Academy Award for a wartime documentary about the men on a Navy carrier, titled FIGHTING LADY. He filmed this using 16m Kodachrome (reproduced on 35m

Eastmancolor Film), during a two-year stay in Tahiti. It is narrated by George Fenneman while the islanders use their native language.

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