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Release Date:
6 September 1996 (Switzerland) See more »
It's Jurassic Park in your own back yard. See more »
A documentary of insect life in meadows and ponds, using incredible close-ups, slow motion, and time-lapse photography... See more » | Add synopsis »
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9 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Jacques Perrin ... Récitant / Narrator (French version) (voice)

Kristin Scott Thomas ... Narrator (English version) (voice)
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Directed by
Claude Nuridsany 
Marie Pérennou 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Nuridsany 
Marie Pérennou 

Produced by
Christophe Barratier .... producer
Michel Fauré .... executive producer
Philippe Gautier .... executive producer
Jean-Marc Henchoz .... co-producer
Patrick Lancelot .... executive producer
André Lazare .... executive producer
Yvette Mallet .... producer
Jacques Perrin .... producer
Original Music by
Bruno Coulais 
Cinematography by
Thierry Machado 
Film Editing by
Florence Ricard 
Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte 
Production Management
Christophe Adda .... unit production manager
Didier André .... assistant production manager
Xavier Grin .... unit production manager
Patricia Lignières .... post-production supervisor
Olivier Rechou .... unit production manager (as Olivier Réchou)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Renaud Dengreville .... assistant director
Sound Department
Philippe Barbeau .... sound
Bernard Leroux .... sound
Jérôme Lévy .... foley artist
Pascal Mazière .... foley assistant
Laurent Quaglio .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Liliane Caille .... special effects assistant
Jean-Pierre Maricourt .... special effects
Christian Guillon .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Francois Baudelet .... camera operator: aerial photography, remote control helicopter (as Jean-François Beaudelet)
Alexandre Bon .... second assistant camera
Claude Bouteillon .... developer: computerized remote control camera robot, Delta Images
Martin Boutilié .... grip (as Martin Boutilie)
Frédéric Costa .... technician: robotic camera operations
George Costa .... technician: robotic camera operations
Alain Devèz .... high speed camera operator
Michel Gallois .... first assistant camera
François Gentit .... Steadicam assistant (as François Gentil)
Thierry Machado .... camera operator: aerial photography
Valentin Monge .... Steadicam operator
Alexandre Monnier .... first assistant camera
Claude Nuridsany .... cinematographer: interior scenes
Roland Ory .... helicopter pilot: aerial photography
Romano Prada .... developer: computerized remote control camera robot, Delta Images
Marie Pérennou .... cinematographer: interior scenes
Charlet Recors .... camera operator: aerial photography
Bernard Ricon .... developer: computerized remote control camera robot, Alten Industries
Philippe Romano .... developer: computerized remote control camera robot, Alten Industries
Hugues Ryffel .... cinematographer: exterior scenes
Jean Claude Rémy .... pilot: aerial photography, remote control helicopter
Eric Tesseydre .... still photographer
Gilles Tordjman .... still photographer
Louis Vercraene .... key grip (as Louis Varcraene)
Bernard Weber .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Pauline Casalis .... apprentice editor (as Pauline Cassalis)
David Hamme .... assistant colorist
Raymond Terrentin .... color timer
Nabila Daniault .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Hugo Coulais .... singer: children's voices
Louis Coulais .... singer: children's voices
Christophe Guiot .... conductor: orchestra
Marie Kobayashi .... musician: mezzo-soprano
Paul Lavergne .... soundtrack music producer
Didier Lizé .... music engineer
France Tarpinian .... music representative: Grand Large Music
Other crew
Monsieur Ansonnaud .... consultant: insects
Gérard Arnold .... consultant: insects
Monsieur Durand .... consultant: insects
Luc Gomel .... consultant: insects
Nathalie Gorgon .... assistant to publicist
Michel Gries .... consultant: insects
Robert Guilbot .... consultant: insects
Hervé Guyot .... consultant: insects
Gudrun Koeniger .... consultant: insects (as Professor Gundrun Koeniger)
Jean Pierre Lumaret .... consultant: insects, Université Montpellier (as Professor Lumaret)
Paulette Materne .... production coordinator
Claude Missandeau .... consultant: insects
Claude Morice .... production coordinator
Michel Neff .... consultant: insects
Professor Oppenoorth .... consultant: insects, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Jacques Perrin .... presenter
Catherine Pidoux .... production coordinator
M. Rodin .... consultant: insects, Institut Pasteur (as Professor Rodin)
Leon Rogez .... consultant: insects, Cetonia (as Léon Rogez)
Eva Simonet .... publicist
Jean-Pierre Vesco .... consultant: insects
Dominique Ambiel .... special thanks
Joseph Bourdon .... special thanks
Claude Caussanel .... the producers wish to thank: scientific sponsorship
Marc Censi .... special thanks
Michel Flaesch .... special thanks
Pascal Imbert .... special thanks
Henri Landes .... special thanks
Jean Puech .... special thanks
Hubert Reeves .... the producers wish to thank: scientific sponsorship
Francois Servel .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Microcosmos: Le peuple de l'herbe" - France (original title)
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80 min | Japan:73 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Finland:S | France:U | Germany:o.Al. | Portugal:M/6 | South Korea:All | Spain:T | UK:U | USA:G

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Filmed over a period of three years.See more »
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Referenced in "Docventures: Luonto (#1.4)" (2013)See more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Probably the best nature film ever made!, 28 December 1998
Author: Bassem ( from Munich, Germany

The stunning images are not what make it a masterpiece, rather it is its poetry which conveys the sheer beauty of life.

This movie is a religious experience.

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