Feature Film | 2018-2019 | Drama | Switzerland
The project "Bruno Manser - Paradise War (aka Jungle Tribes)" has been ediorially approved, but continues to be regularly reviewed, updated and supported through to release by our editors. Please inform us of missing, false or outdated data.

Shooting data

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

Project data

Length of movie130
Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Picture material negativeUncompressed 4 : 4 : 4

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 / Speaker
 Sven SchelkerBruno Manser [L]
Nick KelesauAlong [SR]
Elizabeth BallangUbung [SR]
Matthew CrowleyCarter-Long [SR]
David KseChang [SR]
 Benjamin MathisRoger Graf [SR]
 Adrian FähndrichPartrick [SR]
 Vera FlückBarbara [SR]
 Björn FreibergBavarian Police Man [BP]


Camera Departmentdirector of photography Matthias Reisser
Camera Department1st assistant camera Benjamin Fernando
Camera DepartmentDIT digital imaging technician Marco Gruber
Costume Departmentcostume designerVerena Haerdi
Director's DepartmentdirectorNiklaus Hilber
Director's Department1st assistant director Thomas Kaufmann
Director's Departmentscript supervisor Fabienne HelferDreh Schweiz und Ungarn
EditingeditorClaudio Cea
Gripkey/dolly grip Hannes TrögerKey Grip Budapest
Gripkey/dolly grip Hannes HöberKey Grip

Production companies

A Film Company GmbH [ch]

Distributing companies

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


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