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Plastic Planet (2009)

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Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. He takes us on a ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Werner Boote Werner Boote ... Himself
John Taylor John Taylor ... Himself
Peter Lieberzeit Peter Lieberzeit ... Himself
Marques Brown Marques Brown ... Himself
Othman Ilyassa ... Himself
Klaus Rhomberg Klaus Rhomberg ... Himself
Beatrice Bortolozzo Beatrice Bortolozzo ... Herself
Felice Casson Felice Casson ... Himself
Manfred Zahora Manfred Zahora ... Himself
Frederic H. Corbin Frederic H. Corbin ... Himself (as Frederick Corbin)
Robin Tharaldson Robin Tharaldson ... Herself
Hermann Bicherl Hermann Bicherl ... Himself
Vicky Zhang Vicky Zhang ... Herself
Theo Colborn Theo Colborn ... Herself
Kurt Scheidl Kurt Scheidl ... Himself


Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. He takes us on a journey around the globe, showing that plastics have become a threat for both environment and human health. Written by Werner Boote

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Austria | Germany


English | German | Italian | Dutch | French | Japanese

Release Date:

18 September 2009 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Földünk, a műanyag bolygó See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »


Box Office


€1,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$740, 16 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,412, 13 March 2011
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Technical Specs


| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


After watching the film a family in Styria, Austria, decided to live without plastics. Many others followed. People who take care of plastics are called "plasticarians". See more »


Fred vom Saal: I would say that at this time we cannot state that there is any safe plastic.
Werner Boote: We're still alive.
Fred vom Saal: That's a very good point. These chemicals do not kill you. They just harm your quality of life. They give you asthma. They lead to obesity. They lead to brain disorders.
Werner Boote: On the other hand, all those materials help me to stay alive as well. When I'm going to the hospital, everything is made out of plastic.
Fred vom Saal: Yes. On your way to the hospital for chemotherapy and radiation therapy for the cancer caused ...
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Plastic, not so fantastic. Plastic Planet, a indispensable film if we don't want die stupid
8 May 2011 | by eliseleforestierSee all my reviews

Convenient and cheap, plastic seems to have become an indispensable element in our daily lives. Indeed, all sectors of the global industry depend today, in a way or another, on plastic. However, this substance, seemingly harmless, present a big threat, both for men that for health. It is this impact that Werner Boote denounces in new his shock documentary "Plastic Planet"

For the first time as an actor and director,he take us on a world tour through fourteen countries to compare consumption of the inhabitants of different towns. After eight years of work and multiple trips about the world, Plastic Planet was released on the April six last on our screens. As a grandson of a founder of plastics industry Werner Boote is in any case well placed to investigate. Visibly prompted by a guilty family , he offer us today, a documentary retracing the current problems of our planet. Just like Michael Moore, this one staged himself by compiling interviews and adding a touch of provoked.

So, we can also add the originality of this documentary, particularly, through the use of animations and some good ideas of staged. Ultimately, this film is both entertaining and informative. Children or adults, this documentary concerns us all. Therefore, dear readers, I highly recommend you to go to the cinema the most quickly possible.

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