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Microcosmos: Le peuple de l'herbe (Microcosmos)

Microcosmos: Le peuple de l'herbe (Microcosmos) (1996)



Average Rating: 9.2/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 0

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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




Sep 2, 1997


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All Critics (45) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (1) | DVD (6)

...inverts our understanding of the cosmos.

August 15, 2013 Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm

Both informative and entertaining, French docu doesn't presume any previous knowledge of or interest in the subject, finding the right tone (serio and also slyly humorous) to introduce in detail a previously unrecorded but fascinating universe.

August 16, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com

Should give the viewer a buzz.

June 4, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This is art.

May 31, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat's a film with drama, violence, sex and laughs; in other words, everything Hollywood has, but without the star salaries.

May 12, 2005 Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

fascinating and gorgeous

February 26, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

Ao revelar o microscópico universo que nos cerca, este maravilhoso documentário faz com que, paradoxalmente, o espectador se sinta pequeno.

February 9, 2005
Cinema em Cena

Astonishingly up-close and personal look at an infinitesimal world as alien as anything captured by the Mars rovers… a world of strange fascination and unexpected beauty.

March 2, 2004 Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide
Decent Films Guide

The material presented here is so compelling and so true to the natural processes it records that it's beside the point to wonder if the filmmakers sped them up.

January 15, 2004 Full Review Source:


April 30, 2003 | Comments (2)
Juicy Cerebellum

Innovative documentary about the teeming world of bugs in a French countryside meadow.

August 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

A seriously eye-popping look at your own backyard.

July 27, 2002

Audience Reviews for Microcosmos: Le peuple de l'herbe (Microcosmos)

A very straight forward, beautiful piece about the world of the insect, and how big their world is, though we view it as so very small. Directors Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou got up close and personal with the world of the ant colony, ladybug, dung beetle, and dragonfly. Only briefly narrated and accompanied by a great soundtrack of smooth classical music, this film only tries to show how insects view the world and the processes of said world. It drags at times, but it is truly engrossing if you see the world with a philosophical view or just want to know more about the world around you. It's short, sweet, and educational if you don't know much about insects or anything nature related.
May 3, 2012

Super Reviewer

As exhilarating as anything ever seen on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and it's all taking place right in your own back yard.
January 21, 2012
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Beautifully filmed, it must have been painstaking to film!
Its rather good but it will help if you are interested in insects as there is no dialogue/Story, just insects! Slow and boring for some, mesmerising for others. Worth checking out!
October 1, 2009

Super Reviewer

Very entertaining look at the insect world. Call it March of the Praying Mantises. Little conversation. Just observation. It works nonetheless.
January 19, 2012
John Ballantine

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