Staff rating

Microcosmos 4.0 from 0 reviews
view all

Warning: Do not attempt to smash the bugs on the screen with your shoe. They're supposed to be there. This French documentary uses special cameras and sound recording devices to explore the world of insects like never before. The editing and score also add a human dimension to the creepy-crawly world under the lawn, making amorous snails and workaholic beetles seem like people you know (well, if they had an extra set of legs and a shell-like carapace). Of course, if you don't like bugs, then this is just a 77-minute gross out. Cameo appearances by some birds and frogs.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL:

Available on Running time 77 minutes. Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Documentary, Spiders
Claude Nuridsany, Marie Perennou, Hughes Ryffel, Thierry Machado
Claude Nuridsany, Marie Perennou
Bruno Coulais
Jacques Perrin, Christophe Barratier, Yvette Mallet, Michel Faure, Philippe Gautier, Andre Lazare, Patrick Lancelot, France 2 Cinema, BAC Films Ltd., Miramax Films


Cesar 1997: Art Dir./Set Dec., Cinematog., Film Editing, Sound, Score.

Visitor Reviews

There haven't been any movie reviews written yet. Be the first to write a review!