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Paradise War: The Story of Bruno Manser (2019)

Bruno Manser - Die Stimme des Regenwaldes (original title)
1984: Searching for an experience that goes deeper than the superficiality of modern civilization, Bruno Manser travels into the jungles of Borneo and finds it with the nomadic Penan tribe.... See full summary »

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Niklaus Hilber
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Credited cast:
Sven Schelker ... Bruno Manser
Charlotte Heinimann Charlotte Heinimann ... Ida Manser
Daniel Ludwig Daniel Ludwig ... Erich Manser
Matthew Crowley ... Carter-Long
Elizabeth Ballang Elizabeth Ballang ... Ubung
Nick Kelesau Nick Kelesau ... Along Sega
Benjamin Mathis Benjamin Mathis ... Roger Graf
Raad Rawi ... Boutros Boutros-Ghali
David Tse ... Robert Chang
Verdi Solaiman ... Plant Manager
Björn Freiberg ... Bavarian Police Officer
Mike Lucock Mike Lucock ... Police Chief
Martin Fisher ... News Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vera Flück Vera Flück ... Barbara
Silvio Kretschmer Silvio Kretschmer ... John Künzle
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1984: Searching for an experience that goes deeper than the superficiality of modern civilization, Bruno Manser travels into the jungles of Borneo and finds it with the nomadic Penan tribe. It is an encounter that changes his life forever. When the existence of the Penan is threatened by relentless deforestation, Manser takes up the fight against logging with a courage and determination that makes him one of the most renowned and credible environmentalists of his time. Eventually, it costs him everything. Based on a true story.

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Members of the real Penan tribe were cast and locations used where the the actual events happened. See more »

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Your eyes will open wide
29 March 2020 | by Luigi Di PillaSee all my reviews

This movie is a must see for everybody who loves the nature. It was never boring. Sven Schelker delivered an Oscar worthy performance. He put his emotional feelings always at the right time. I am glad that the life of Bruno Manser has been finally filmed. It was for me and my wife a great experience. All facts are based on true stories. Wonderful pictures from the jungle in Borneo but also destroyed landscapes. Now I know what he tried to get for our planet. I hope he will be an idol for everyone of us in our heart. God bless him for all he did to help the Penan people to keep their rights. At the end I had nearly tears in my eyes. Don't miss it. 10/10.


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Country:

Switzerland | Austria

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English | Swiss German | German

Release Date:

22 October 2020 (Germany) See more »

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Paradise War See more »

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Borneo See more »

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2.35 : 1
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