When you shop with a conscience,

you don´t save the world,

you save the corporations.

A documentary by Werner Boote (2018, 96 min)

       • world premiere:               Berlinale, Feb 18th 2018, nominated for Documentary Award

       • trailer:                              The Green Lie (YouTube)

       • dvd & soundtrack:           Shop

       • questions about the film: e&a film (production company)

       • screening permissions:   Wide House (world sales company)



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 •  Language versions                            •  Interview with Werner Boote                     •  Watch the film in school
 •  Protagonists  •  Soundtrack  •  Find your theater
 •  Crew    •  Book (german)            •  Infos about the film (german)             
 •  Director´s Note   •  DVD, Online    •  Contacts



Environmentally friendly electric cars, sustainable produced food products, fair production processes: Hurray! If everything the corporations tell us is true, we can save the world through our purchasing decisions alone. A popular and dangerous lie. 
Are the industry´s "green products“ nothing more than a sales strategy?
In his new documentary film, Werner Boote shows us, together with environmental expert Kathrin Hartmann, how we can protect ourselves. They easily banter, they agree to disagree and ultimately bring freshness to a never-ending debate.

With Kathrin HartmannNoam ChomskyRaj PatelSonja Guajajara, Werner Boote and many more


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"The Green Lie is an excellent documentary, and also a timely warning message 

– an appeal to the enlightened consumers of the Western world."

(MODERN TIMES REVIEW A warning message to the enlightened consumer)  

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Filming locations:                    Austria, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, USA
Production company:              e&a film, Proschkogasse 1/12, 1060 Vienna, Austria 
World Sales:                             Wide House
World premiere:                       Berlinale,  2018, Feb 18, nominated for Glashütte Documentary Award

Theatrical releases:                 Austria (2018, Mar 9) - At the top of the Austria box office: 70.000 viewers within 4 months!

                                                  Germany (2018, Mar 22), Switzerland (2018, Sep 6), France (2019, Feb 13), Japan (2019)

Distributors:                            Austria - Filmladen, Mariahilfer Straße 58/7, A-1070 Wien

                                                  Germany - Little Dream Entertainment GmbH, Eimsbütteler Str. 63, 22769 Hamburg

                                                  Switzerland - MovieBiz Films, Bachweg 18, 9631 Ulisbach

                                                  France - l´atelier d´images, 4 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

                                                  Japan -, Fukuoka, Japan

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 "Follow the proposal, but reject the propaganda." - says Noam Chomsky in the film. 


         • ENGLISH - title: The Green Lie, original version with english voice over and english subtitles

         • GERMAN - title in Austria: The Green Lie, title in Germany & Switzerland: Die grüne Lüge

                                 original version with german voice over and german subtitles, german version (dubbed in german)   

          • FRANCAIS - title: L’illusion verte, originalversion with french voice over by Manu Payet and french subtitles

         • ESPAÑOLA - title: La Mentira Verde, original version with english voice over and spanish subtitles

          • POLSKItitle: Zielone Kłamstwaoriginalversion with english voice over and polish subtitles

          • ITALIANO - title The Green Lie - original version with english voice over and italian subtitles

          • PORTUGUÊS - title: A Mentira Verde, original version with english voice over and portugese subtitles 

          • TÜRKISCH - title: Yesil Yalan, original version with english voice over and turkish subtitles 

          • РОССИЯ - title: Зелёная ложь, original version with english voice over and russian subtitles

For further questions about the diverse versions contact a cinema near you, the distributor in your country, the World Sales company Wide House (40, rue Saint-Anne, 75002 Paris, France) or the film production company: e&a film GmbH, (Proschkogasse 1/12, A-1060 Wien, Austria).  

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 "This is political in a way that is rarely found in documentary." 

EYE FOR FILM (Jane Fae) 



A FILM BY                                Werner Boote

EDITING                                  Gernot Grassl, Roland Buzzi 

CINEMATOGRAPHY               Dominik Spritzendorfer, Mario Hötschl

SOUND                                   Andreas Hamza, Atanas Tcholakov

MUSIC                                     Marcus Nigsch 

PRODUCTION MANAGER     Florian Brandt 

LINE PRODUCER                   Robert Sattler

PRODUCERS                         Markus Pauser, Erich Schindlecker


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 Find more information: DIE GRÜNE LÜGE (german)



 •  Synopsis   •  Poster  •  Festivals & Awards
 •  Production details  •  Photos   •  Organize a screening
 •  Language versions                            •  Interview with Werner Boote                     •  Watch the film in school
 •  Protagonists  •  Soundtrack  •  Find your theater
 •  Crew    •  Book (german)            •  Infos about the film (german)             
 •  Director´s Note   •  DVD, Online    •  Contacts


THE GREEN LIE - completed - world premiere at the Berlinale 2018



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