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Using revolutionary cameras, the directors of this French film (with minimal English-language narration) have made an amazing chronicle of the insect world. There are at least a dozen fascinating, memorable images, and the carnage is held to a minimum. Some favorites include a caterpillar traffic jam, a frog's bout with a rain storm, and a bird that turns into Godzilla for a bunch of ants. Then there's the snail mating scene that must be seen to be believed. Great for families. --Doug Thomas

Chiefly without narration, with English and Spanish soundtracks; credits in French. Closed-captioned.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1996.

Special Jury prize, 1996 Cannes Film Festival.

French Title: Peuple de l'herbe.  Tagline: "It's Jurassic Park in your own backyard"
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CastKristin Scott Thomas, Jacques Perrin
DirectorClaude Nuridsany, Marie Perennou
Genre:  Documentary
Release Date:  May, 1996 (Cannes Film Festival premiere)
MPAA Rating:  G
Screen WriterClaude Nuridsany, Marie Perennou
DVD Release Date:  May 3, 2005
Runtime:  80 minutes
Studio:  Galatée Films, France 2 Cinéma, Bac Films, Delta Images, Les Productions JMH, Urania Film, Télévision Suisse-Romande
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Quick Tip by . July 08, 2012
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Brilliantly vibrant aerial, landscape, underground, macro, slow-motion and time lapse photography reveal the activity of those flora and fauna of wee scale in rural France. Hirsute bees collect nectar; a scarab beetle laboriously transports its dung ball across rocky, unforgiving terrain; dragonflies and snails passionately copulate; a cluster of caterpillars feed upon a leaf; ants collect particles to supplement their store of food; a rainstorm delivers tumult to water bugs, ladybugs and dispassionate …
review by . August 26, 2006
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This movie has some really brilliant photography. You can see a whole variety of insects closer than you ever thought - or wanted to. The music goes very well with what the insects are doing, and it is easy to imagine a story behind each insect. However, this movie would have been a bit better if there had been a bit more narration explaining what the insects were doing, or at least subtitles with the name of the insects pictured. Overall though, this is really a great work.
review by . June 18, 2006
The name itself is quite an oxymoron mostly because there is nothing micro about this grand, high quality movie. There are no actors and special effect as nature takes front stage and manages to impress, captivate and astound the viewer. There is very little talking involved as Kristin Scott Thomas narrates quickly in the beginning and lets the music takes over to the beat of the Earth itself.    From the beginning I was transported back to the meadows of Poland where I spent …
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