Jungle Child

At the beginning of the 1980s of 20th century German linguist Klaus Kugler with his wife and three children goes to the jungles of New Guinea, where he studies the language of the recently discovered indigenous tribal. Unlike other members of the family, 8-year-old Sabine is quickly adjusting to the new place and she is learning values, traditions, customs and knowledge of the natives. However, the whole family living peacefully their lives does not entirely suspect that they are in the center of a tribal conflict. Despite the mutual will to stay away from each other, the ways of the newcomers and natives begin to constantly intersect with time. Nine years later, already 17-year-old Sabina forced to leave New Guinea and she gets into the boarding school in Switzerland, where she meets again a world completely foreign to her with its difficulties and conflict.

9
It is a beautiful story of growing up, full of love, happiness, tears and change.

Good Things

  • Picturesque landscapes.
  • Soundtrack is really suitable for the atmosphere of the film.
  • The plot is rather unique.

Bad Things

  • The movie is very naive at some moments.

The Breakdown


Script
9
Acting
9

At the beginning of the 1980s of 20th century German linguist Klaus Kugler with his wife and three children goes to the jungles of New Guinea, where he studies the language of the recently discovered indigenous tribal. Unlike other members of the family, 8-year-old Sabine is quickly adjusting to the new place and she is learning values, traditions, customs and knowledge of the natives. However, the whole family living peacefully their lives does not entirely suspect that they are in the center of a tribal conflict. Despite the mutual will to stay away from each other, the ways of the newcomers and natives begin to constantly intersect with time. Nine years later, already 17-year-old Sabina forced to leave New Guinea and she gets into the boarding school in Switzerland, where she meets again a world completely foreign to her with its difficulties and conflict.