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Microcosmos (1996)

Cast: Marie-Josephe Yoyotte, Claude Nuridsany, Kristin Scott Thomas, more...
Director: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Perennou
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Studio: Miramax
Genre: Documentary, Foreign, Nature & Science , France
Running Time: 75 min.
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English
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Utilizing special macroscopic photographic techniques, filmmakers Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou created this fascinating and visually spectacular look at the hidden worlds in the life cycle of an ordinary meadow in France. When seen through the lens of Nuridsany and Perennou's cameras, insects become gigantic beasts, blades of grass turn into towering monuments, and raindrops form puddles that resemble vast oceans. The filmmakers find humor, drama, and beauty in the lives of these tiny flora and fauna as caterpillars transform themselves into butterflies, beetles struggle with their day's foraging, and snails reproduce their species. Microcosmos was a multiple prize winner at the 1996 French Academy of Cinema Awards; the American release version features narration by actress Kristin Scott Thomas. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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YES. by rokabiri July 9, 2007 - 3:00 PM PDT
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
This documentary was so well done I found myself feeling sympathetic for a dung beetle. I was a little put off by the caterpillar orgy but that is the only not entirely complimentary thing I have to say about this film. Watch it. It is beautiful and fascinating.

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