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Jungle Child (2011)

Dschungelkind (original title)
The family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.


Natalie Scharf (screenplay), Beth Serlin (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »


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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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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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23 February 2011 | by bj_bittlerSee all my reviews

The Fayu cannot die. Only a curse or an arrow ends a life.

The eight years old girl Sabine arrives at the Indonesian island of West-Papua, together with her parents and 2 siblings. A linguistic research mission brought her family to the jungle of the Fayu. It is the beginning of a great adventure and soon Sabine finds her new home. Far off the western civilization, she grows up as a child of the jungle, but the untouched wilderness holds dangers of its own. The close friendship between Sabine and Auri, a boy of an enemy tribe, almost puts her and her family between the two waring factions. The friendship prevails and turns into an intense bond over the years, until the 16 year old Sabine returns to Germany, a home as alien to her as the rainforest of the Fayu to us.

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