Paradise War - The Story of Bruno Manser

  • Bruno Manser - Paradise War (aka Jungle Tribes) (Working title)
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Feature Film | 2018-2019 | Biography, Drama | Austria, Switzerland

Trailers/Videos

Brief synopsis

1984: Searching for an experience that goes deeper than the superficiality of modern civilisation, 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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Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Sven SchelkerBruno Manser [L]
Nick KelesauAlong Sega [SR]
Elizabeth BallangUbung [SR]
Daniel LudwigFather [SR]
Benjamin MathisRoger Graf [SR]
David KseChang [SR]
Matthew CrowleyCarter-Long [SR]
Adrian Fähndrich
Patrick [SR]
Vera FlückBarbara [SR]
Silvio KretschmerJohn Künzle [SR]
Björn FreibergBavarian Police Man [BP]
News ReporterNenad Zezelj

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Director of photographyMatthias Reisser
1st assistant cameraBenjamin Fernando
DIT digital imaging technicianMarco Gruber
Costume designerVerena Haerdi
DirectorNiklaus Hilber
1st AD (local system)Thomas KaufmannDreh in der Schweiz, Indonesien, Ungarn
Script supervisorFabienne HelferDreh Schweiz und Ungarn
EditorClaudio Cea
VFX editorPaloma Schnitzer
Key/dolly gripHannes TrögerKey Grip Budapest
Key/dolly gripHannes HöberKey Grip
Multicopter pilotMatthias GihrLuftaufnahmen // aeroCircus.com
GafferTilman Hautsch
Key makeup artist/hair stylistMarina Aebi
ProducerValentin Greutert
Co-producerPhilip Delaquis
Service producerEric Madeja1st Service Producer
Service producerChief Luiggini2nd Service Producer
Production designerMichael Baumgartner
Art directorLeonie Lieberherr
Line producerStephan BarthSwitzerland, NYC (USA), Borneo( Indonesia), Hungary
Production managerMaja Sanchez Ruiz
Assistant production managerLuisa BlumenauDrehphase Schweiz
Office production assistantStefan Schatzmann
ScreenwriterPatrick Tönz
ScreenwriterDavid Clemens
ScreenwriterNiklaus Hilber
Stunt coordinatorAlister MazzottiBorneo / Indonesien
Stuntman/womanBalázs Toth

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Camino Filmverleih GmbH [de]Germany
Elite Film AG [ch]Theatrical Switzerland
Panda Lichtspiele Filmverleih GmbH [at]Austria, Distribution
TrustNordisk ApS [dk]World Sales

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesaeroCircusLuftaufnahmen // aeroCircus.com

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Niklaus Hilber2020Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bester SpielfilmNominated
Claudio Cea2020Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Beste MontageNominated
Sven Schelker2020Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bester DarstellerWinner

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2020SwitzerlandSolothurner FilmtageNominiert für Prix du Public
2020GermanyOldenburg Film FestivalInternational

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 22/10/2020
Theatre releaseSwitzerlandThursday, 07/11/2019