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Dschungelkind (2011)

The family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.


Natalie Scharf (screenplay), Beth Serlin (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stella Kunkat Stella Kunkat ... Sabine Kuegler - child
Thomas Kretschmann ... Vater Klaus Kuegler
Nadja Uhl ... Mutter Doris Kuegler
Sina Tkotsch ... Sabine Kuegler - youth
Tom Hoßbach Tom Hoßbach ... Christian Kuegler - child
Milena Tscharntke Milena Tscharntke ... Judith Kuegler - child
Sven Gielnik Sven Gielnik ... Christian Kuegler - youth
Emmanuel Simeon Emmanuel Simeon ... Auri - child
Felix Tokwepota Felix Tokwepota ... Auri - youth
Range'e Pati Range'e Pati ... Faisa
Francesca Passingan Francesca Passingan ... Ältere Faisa
Shogie Lawrence Kamol Shogie Lawrence Kamol ... Tabua
Changol Joseph Kanawi Changol Joseph Kanawi ... Älterer Tabua
Leonie Wafiwa Leonie Wafiwa ... Dila
Bonny Nohokau Bonny Nohokau ... Ältere Dila


The family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.

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Official site at UFA.de




German | Indonesian | English

Release Date:

17 February 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Jungle Child See more »

Filming Locations:

Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Is a screen adaption of the autobiography "Jungle Child" from Sabine Kuegler. See more »

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Too much pussy footing around,and barley touches the book
13 January 2016 | by Eddie_weinbauerSee all my reviews

I can't understand why the real Sabine went along with this,guess she needed the money. The book is quite excellent, and describes very well the life of Sabine,her siblings and their missionary family.As they live deep in the jungle,where her father is trying to learn the language and way of the fayu tribe.

For some reason I can't fathom, they have basically ditched most of the important stuff from the book,and focused a lot on the tribes war.Which was only a small part In the book.And don't be fooled,it's not a documentary,it's loosely based on real events They have basically taken away the whole part where all the kids learn to hunt and speak fauy.Suddenly they just speak fluent fauy They have also taken away a lot of the other kids stuff from the book.Which was strange,cause the book is written from a child's point of view. The acting is not bad,but they speed thing along in away that is unforgivable,if you read the book

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