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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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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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| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Ten days after watching Plastic Planet at MEIFF, Abu Dhabi officials banned plastic bags in UAE from 2013. See more »


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A very good movie !
4 May 2012 | by lea-valmySee all my reviews

"Plastic planet" is a documentary which was produced by Werner Boote. Since the death of his grand-father who worked in the industry of plastic, Mr. Boote wanted to learn more about plastic. So he decided to cross 14 countries to have answers to his questions. This documentary talked about the making of plastic and it reveals if there is a lot of plastic on the Earth and what the consequences of the plastic on the human health and on the planet are. Firstly, I found that this documentary was very interesting. It learned many things about plastic and its production. But I disagree with Werner Boote who only showed the defects of plastic, and not the qualities enough. Moreover, there are sequences which didn't need do be seen because there shocking and these sequences don't teach anything about plastic. However, there are many interviews which are very interesting, the interviews with the scientists or with the boss of a big business in the industry of plastic which talked a lot about it. But many persons don't want to answer the questions. To conclude, I found this film very interesting and it teach many things about plastic and its dangers. And to finish, I was too afraid when the man said « With the quantity of plastic produced since the start of plastic age, we can wrap the planet six times over. » You have to see this film if you are interested about your future and the future of your children.

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