Paradise War - The Story of Bruno Manser

  • Bruno Manser - Paradise War (aka Jungle Tribes) (Working title)
All titles (4)
Feature Film | 2018-2019 | Drama | Switzerland

Shooting data

Start of shooting10.10.2017
End of shooting25.04.2018
LocationsBasel, Genf, Budapest, Borneo, New York

Project data

Length of movie142'
Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Picture material negativeUncompressed 4 : 4 : 4


  • [de] Teaser Deutsch - AscotElite
  • Trailer/Video on Youtube

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.



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


director of photographyMatthias Reisser
1st assistant cameraBenjamin Fernando
DIT digital imaging technicianMarco Gruber
costume designerVerena Haerdi
directorNiklaus Hilber
1st assistant directorThomas KaufmannDreh in der Schweiz, Indonesien, Ungarn
script supervisorFabienne HelferDreh Schweiz und Ungarn
editorClaudio Cea
key/dolly gripHannes HöberKey Grip
key/dolly gripHannes TrögerKey Grip Budapest
multicopter pilotMatthias GihrLuftaufnahmen //
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 BarthSchweiz, NYC, Borneo, Budapest
unit production managerMaja Sanchez Ruiz
assistant production managerLuisa BlumenauDrehphase Schweiz
office production assistantStefan Schatzmann
screenwriterDavid Clemens
screenwriterNiklaus Hilber
screenwriterPatrick Tönz
stunt coordinatorAlister MazzottiBorneo / Indonesien
stuntman/womanBalázs Toth

Production companies

A Film Company GmbH [ch]

Distributing companies

Elite Film AG [ch]Theatrical Switzerland
TrustNordisk ApS [dk]World Sales


Cameras and UtilitiesaeroCircusLuftaufnahmen //


Theatre releaseSwitzerlandThursday, 7th November, 2019