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 »


Werner Boote


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


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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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 by ...
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Is it our future ?!
4 May 2012 | by xx-kiff-rock-xxSee all my reviews

Plastic Planet is a documentary, directed by Werner Boote. This is the « story » of a man who tries to gather studies about plastic effects (on human health) for industries take the dangerous substances out of it. This movie is interesting; we realize that plastic is everywhere and unsafe for human health, but some thing are said several times and some scenes are not very attractive, for example the one with parts of human corpses conserved to do some art. Then, there are some boring parts, for instance when he (Werner Boote) walks and he's looking for the manager of plastic industry. Actually, this movie is interesting but a little bit boring. In my opinion, if you want to appreciate the film : watch it in several times when you're calm and when you want to learn about plastic. Finally, my opinion is mixed. As far I'm concerned, I've found it attractive despite the long and boring parts. My advice is to watch it and judge by yourself ... so, watch it and try to enjoy !

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Release Date:

18 September 2009 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Földünk, a műanyag bolygó See more »

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Box Office


EUR1,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$740, 16 January 2011

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Dolby Digital


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