- Contemporary Issues, Environment, Adventure, Docutainment, and Society
"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.
- Running time
- 94 minutes
- Werner Boote ... Director, Writer, As Himself
- Prod. Co.
- Neue Sentimental Film
- Years of Production
- Austria, USA, UK, Morocco, Japan, India, China, Finland, Germany, France, Uganda etc
- Prod. Partners
- Brainstorm Entertainment Germany, Cine Cartoon Vienna
- Release year
- Hofer Filmtage, Cinemambiente
- Romy for best documentary, Special Mention Turin Cinemamiente
- doc and film, Worldsales
- Broadcast (Prod.)
- german, english
- french, italian, dutch
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