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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2017
UPC: 0738329208813
Original Release: 1996
Rating: G
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:15:00
Sales rank: 7,034

Special Features

Making-Of Documentary; Interview with directors Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claude Nuridsany Actor
Marie Perennou Actor
Florence Ricard Actor
Marie-Josephe Yoyotte Actor
Kristin Scott Thomas Narrator (American Release)

Technical Credits
Claude Nuridsany Director,Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Marie Perennou Director,Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Philippe Barbeau Sound/Sound Designer
Christophe Barratier Producer
Bruno Coulais Score Composer,Songwriter
Michel Faure Executive Producer
Philippe Gautier Executive Producer
Jean-Marc Henchoz Associate Producer,Co-producer
Patrick Lancelot Executive Producer
Andre Lazare Executive Producer
Thierry Machado Cinematographer
Yvette Mallet Producer
Jacques Perrin Producer
Laurent Quaglio Sound/Sound Designer
Florence Ricard Editor
Bernard Le Roux Sound/Sound Designer
Hugues Ryffel Cinematographer
Marie-Josephe Yoyotte Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Microcosmos
1. Chapter 1 [6:06]
2. Chapter 2 [9:51]
3. Chapter 3 [7:32]
4. Chapter 4 [8:55]
5. Chapter 5 [4:42]
6. Chapter 6 [7:09]
7. Chapter 7 [8:02]
8. Chapter 8 [6:36]
9. Chapter 9 [5:27]
10. Chapter 10 [11:30]

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Microcosmos 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband watches this movie over and over again. Fascinated by the bug world. He cant wait for the dvd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The U.S. distributor of this movie has foolishly decided to market it as a kid's entertainment, in the apparent belief that no reasonable number of adults could possibly be interested, much less spellbound, by a beautifully written and narrated and vividly shot documentary about a fascinating and overlooked segment of the natural world. In concept, content, and delivery, this title is heads and shoulders above the day-to-day fare regularly offered, and consumed by adults, on the cable television channels dedicated to nature programming. Accordingly, I would heartily recommend this movie to anyone interested in being fascinated by the beauty and complexity of nature. The technical achievement in bringing this world to life is eclipsed only by the satisfaction provided by the finished product. This movie is not just for kids and being marketed as such does it an enormous disservice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The other reviewer said her two year old watches it for hours. I'm in my 50's and it is fabulous. I will admit to watch bugs you have to be in the right mood.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great film about bugs. My 2 year old will sit and watch it over and over. Great quality, wonderful music, and very educational. Two Thumbs up!