An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.

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Markus Imhoof

Writers:

Markus Imhoof, Kerstin Hoppenhaus (co-writer)
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Fred Jaggi Fred Jaggi ... Self
Randolf Menzel Randolf Menzel ... Self
John Miller John Miller ... Self
Liane Singer Liane Singer ... Self
Heidrun Singer Heidrun Singer ... Self
Zhao Su Zhang Zhao Su Zhang ... Self
Fred Terry Fred Terry ... Self
Boris Baer Boris Baer ... Self
Joseph MacIlvaine Joseph MacIlvaine ... Self
André Maritz André Maritz ... Self
Layne Pauly Layne Pauly ... Self
Robert Schneider Robert Schneider ... Self
Eric Robinson Eric Robinson ... Self (as Eric 'Rebo' Robinson)
Elisabeth Schild Elisabeth Schild ... Self
Tiffany Bate Tiffany Bate ... Self
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An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.

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Documentary

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Official submission of Switzerland to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

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As informative as it is entertaining: great stuff (and neither sweet nor sticky)
26 December 2013 | by gogoschka-1See all my reviews

This film has a very rare 100% rating on 'Rotten Tomatoes' (just for comparison, 'Gravity' has 97%), which is one of the reasons I wanted to check it out. Another reason would be that it was recommended to me by people who are normally more into films like 'Die Hard' or 'Starship Troopers'. Now, having seen the movie, I can clearly see why that is.

This beautiful documentary has a lot more to offer than just information (as interesting, disturbing and educating said information definitely is); what you get here is also great, cinematic entertainment. There are characters in this film - the old beekeeper, for instance - which made me laugh out loud, and then there are moments of such breathtaking beauty I nearly cried.

And the cinematography - wow; just: wow! I don't know how they got to film the bees so close; if it was done with CGI or other computer tricks, the effects would certainly be Oscar-worthy. As far as I'm concerned, this masterpiece can compete with anything in the 'blockbuster' category that Hollywood has put out recently.

Great, informative entertainment and a visual feast, this film will make you see bees with different eyes. My vote: 10 out of 10.

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Country:

Switzerland | Germany | Austria

Release Date:

8 November 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

More Than Honey See more »

Filming Locations:

Switzerland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,225, 16 June 2013

Gross USA:

$79,772

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,605,888
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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