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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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The documentary retraces the steps of Bruno Manser, a man from Switzerland who went to live with the indigenous tribe of the Penan in the Jungle of Borneo and ended up helping to defend ... See full summary »

Director: Christoph Kühn
Stars: Bruno Manser, Asit Nyelit, Sigang
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Cast

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 ... 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
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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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Country:

Switzerland | Austria

Language:

English | Swiss German | German

Release Date:

26 September 2019 (Switzerland) See more »

Also Known As:

Paradise War See more »

Filming Locations:

Borneo See more »

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A Film Company See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Nearly 10 years in development until it could finally be realized, by an uncanny coincidence the subject matter of protecting the rainforests became suddenly world news again, because of massive fires and slash-and-burn agriculture in Brazil. [Aug. 2019] See more »

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Modern hero
13 November 2019 | by rfustSee all my reviews

Really nice story with stunning pictures of precious rainforest and a man that gives everthing to save the penan and the lungs of our earth. Such real stories and inspiring heroes needs the world and the movies.


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