MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,193 this week

Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (1991)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 149 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 3 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 titles
created 01 Jan 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 08 Jan 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 25 May 2013
 
a list of 238 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 85 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (1991)

Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (1991) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Twister (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An oddball family on a Kansas farm are trapped in their farmhouse by an impending storm. The patriarch of the clan is a retired soda pop tycoon. He is currently dating a children's TV ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Almereyda
Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Suzy Amis, Crispin Glover
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow... See full summary »

Director: Philip Ridley
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Cooper
Luna (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar
Animation | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders.

Director: René Laloux
Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A realistic road movie about a drug addict, his 'family', and their inevitable decline into crime.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros
La Jetée (1962)
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man, a slave, sent back and forth, in and out of time, to find a solution to the ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker
Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain
Sleep Dealer (2008)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Rivera
Stars: Luis Fernando Peña, Leonor Varela, Jacob Vargas
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A strange man known only as the "metal fetishist", who seems to have an insane compulsion to stick scrap metal into his body, is hit and possibly killed by a Japanese "salaryman", out for a... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Kei Fujiwara, Tomorowo Taguchi, Nobu Kanaoka
Seconds (1966)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An unhappy middle aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph
Hair (1979)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted.

Director: Milos Forman
Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Jacob Burckhardt
Stars: William S. Burroughs, Reed Bye, Vincent D'Onofrio
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Father Bessarion ...
Himself
David Blair ...
Jacob Maker
...
James 'Hive' Maker
Florence Ormezzano ...
Allellee Zillah
Meg Savlov ...
Melissa Maker
Clyde Tombaugh ...
Himself (as Dr. Clyde Tombaugh)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 October 1991 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Wax oder Die Entdeckung des Fernsehens unter den Bienen  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
If you can handle abstract art, you may like "Wax"
18 October 2004 | by (Here) – See all my reviews

Not unlike an acid trip, I don't think this film is meant to be clearly "understood" in its entirety. You have to pay attention and give it some thought, like modern symphonic music or abstract painting, but doing so might just reward you with a strong appreciation. It is (a bit dated) psychedelic eye candy and food for thought. It can be rather depressing, or if taken lightly, can be quite comical. I found myself dumbfounded, asking the screen "WHAT?!" several times, but it was a good kind of "what?" because it's so off the wall. If you discount anything mind-bending or mentally challenging as boring or stupid, if your idea of great film-making is "Signs" or "True Lies," don't bother with "Wax."


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what a film!!!! hossinfeffer

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?