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Microcosmos (1996)

Microcosmos: Le peuple de l'herbe (original title)
A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jacques Perrin ... Récitant / Narrator (French version) (voice)
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Narrator (English version) (voice)
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Storyline

A documentary of insect life in meadows and ponds, using incredible close-ups, slow motion, and time-lapse photography. It includes bees collecting nectar, ladybugs eating mites, snails mating, spiders wrapping their catch, a scarab beetle relentlessly pushing its ball of dung uphill, endless lines of caterpillars, an underwater spider creating an air bubble to live in, and a mosquito hatching. Written by Will Gilbert

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Life. Death. War. Birth. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The movie's only dialogue is narration at the beginning and end. See more »

Quotes

Narrator (English version): [beginning narration] A meadow in early morning, somewhere on Earth. Hidden here is a world as vast as our own, where the weeds are like impenetrable jungles, the stones are mountains, and even the smallest pond becomes an ocean. Time passes differently here: an hour is like a day, a day is like a season, and the passing of a season is a lifetime. But to observe this world, we must fall silent now, and listen to its murmurs.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits: Le Conseil Général de L'Aveyron and SIVOM des Monts et Lacs du Lévezou extend the adventure in the world of insects at the Jean-Henri Fabre Center of Saint-Léons in Lévezou, opening in 1998. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Docventures: Luonto (2013) See more »

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A nature film done by the French
18 June 1999 | by cmoslingSee all my reviews

The technology of the human race has finally let us truly see the marvels of what lies beneath our feet every day. I don't know how a documentary on insects could ever succeed with out some guy's deep soothing voice come in to tell us what the heck was going on but this movie proved that it can defiantly be done. Micro Cosmos actually make me feel small for not realizing what happens in the real world of insects. If you thought "A Bugs Life" was cool in terms of the technical aspects, after watching this, you will know where they got they're ideas from. I have no interest in bugs, but if youre ready to be enlightened; this will do it for you.


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Country:

France | Switzerland | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 September 1996 (Switzerland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

CHF5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,189, 13 October 1996

Gross USA:

$1,433,210

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,433,210
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Miramax)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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