Microcosmos (1996)
Genre Documentary
Studio Shock
Movie Release Date 1996
Country France
Language French
Audience Rating G
Running Time 1 hr 17 mins
Format DVD
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.6
Claude Nuridsany Narrator (American Release)
Jacques Perrin Récitant/Narrator (French version) (voice)
Kristin Scott Thomas Narrator (English version) (voice)
Director Claude Nuridsany
Director Jean-Marc Perennou
Director Marie Perennou
Director Marie Pérennou
Writer Claude Nuridsany
Writer Marie Pérennou
Producer Christophe Barratier
Producer Yvette Mallet
Director Claude Nuridsang
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
PAL Widescreen
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Edition Details
Region 2
Release Date 30-Jun-03
Screen Ratio 1.85 (16:9) Anamorphic
Subtitles Portuguese
Audio Tracks FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1