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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 ... Herself
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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Technical Specs


| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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For the premiere in Austria Werner Boote presented tests about chemical BPA in baby soothers. After that several contaminated baby soothers were taken off market. 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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The movie that opens our eyes !
22 April 2011 | by matou-6See all my reviews

Plastic Planet is a documentary about the pollution of plastic. It's a movie by Werner Boote shot in 2008. In the movie we can see the different problems of plastic with some interviews in different countries. There are families who we shot different things in plastic in our their house.

In my opinion, this movie is too long because when he interviews people it's boring. But I think that this film opens our eyes on the truth about plastic. This movie scares because after having see it, we see plastic everywhere : in our house, in hour car …

The strong points of this movie are that Plastic Planet said the truth about plastic, because a lot of people don't know. And for the third times, this movie opens our eyes! This film is interesting and everybody can see it. It's must-see !

The bad points of Plastic Planet are that the interviews are boring because people say the same things, and the movie is too long.

End credits: Title : plastic Planet Genre : Documentary Productor : Werner Boote u:universal for everybody Rating : *** Year : 2008

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