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Plastic Planet

Werner Boote shows that plastics are a danger for both, environment and human beings

Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues, Environment, Adventure, Docutainment, and Society
Synopsis

"Plastic Planet" is that rare call-to-action documentary that might rouse viewers to do something more than nod their heads in agreement. A methodically researched yet engaging examination of the environmental and health problems associated with plastic, this wide-ranging warning cry uses an intelligent investigative style along with animation and vintage footage to drive home its message. Though helmer Werner Boote indulges in a few Michael Moore-like encounters, his likable personality makes him an appealing proselytizer. A September Austrian release unspooled on 40 screens; offshore specialty houses will benefit, but ancillary will have the biggest impact.
As a child, Boote was captivated by his grandfather's fulsome praise for the wonders of plastic. It seemed everything could be made from the magic substance. The helmer starts his investigation by talking with PlasticsEurope prexy John Taylor, who repeats the lines of Bootes grandpa.

Stage
finished
Running time
94 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Neue Sentimental Film
Country
Austria
Years of Production
2009
Locations
Austria, USA, UK, Morocco, Japan, India, China, Finland, Germany, France, Uganda etc
Prod. Partners
Brainstorm Entertainment Germany, Cine Cartoon Vienna

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
Hofer Filmtage, Cinemambiente
Awards
Romy for best documentary, Special Mention Turin Cinemamiente
Distribution
doc and film, Worldsales
Broadcast (Prod.)
ORF
Language
german, english
Subtitles
french, italian, dutch

Photos

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