🎦 Microcosmos full movie HD download (Marie Pérennou, Claude Nuridsany) - Documentary. 🎬
Italy, France, Switzerland
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Marie Pérennou, Claude Nuridsany
Jacques Perrin as Récitant / Narrator (French version) (voice)
Kristin Scott Thomas as Narrator (English version) (voice)
Storyline: A documentary of insect life in meadows and ponds, using incredible close-ups, slow motion, and time-lapse photography. It includes bees collecting nectar, ladybugs eating mites, snails mating, spiders wrapping their catch, a scarab beetle relentlessly pushing its ball of dung uphill, endless lines of caterpillars, an underwater spider creating an air bubble to live in, and a mosquito hatching.
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The most beautiful film until The Thin Red Line came along.
This is an amazing visual piece of work. The extraordinary close-ups are incredible, and it contains some of the best moments in recent cinema, including two snails getting it on - the greatest sex scene of all time (no, really). Watch it.
'Microcosmos' is a beautiful documentary in which we see the life of insects. Very close and still very sharp the insects are on your screen. They mate, they eat, they fight each other, they work as a team, it looks beautiful.

If you like nature and have interest for these kind of things this is a perfect movie to watch. The photography is great. You learn how certain things work and you are amazed by some of the ways these insects handle things. Especially the ants look pretty smart. I liked it very much. Pay attention to the beautiful music as well.
Creepily Mesmerizing
Quite possibly the most fascinating documentary ever to make my skin crawl. The lense is so close that half the time you don't even know what you're looking at, but it is impossible to draw your eyes away. Highly recommended.
Beautiful documentary
I think this film really stands out from your usual nature documentary. Some people complain about the lack of narration, but I really like that the film is (mostly) unnarrated. I like that we're just presented with the images, to me, an explanation of what's going on would take away from the awe I had watching this film. The cinematography is nothing short of amazing, I wonder what kind of lenses they used. The insects in the film almost look like aliens or monsters at this level of magnification, far from the cute characters in Disney/Pixar's A Bug's Life. Some of the scenes in this film are no doubt going to be burned into my mind, like the oddly beautiful snail lovemaking scene and the Godzilla-like peasant attack on an anthill.

If you liked this film, there's another French nature documentary worth checking out, Luc Besson's aquatic documentary Atlantis, with music by Eric Serra (as always) and no narration. Unfortunately, this film is rather rare in the US, and I've yet to find a copy, but I'm looking.
Great camera work, no narration
The film shows some amazing pictures, the one thing it is missing is some narration that would help people understand the things they see. At least, naming the insects would be nice. Also without narration many very interesting events portrayed are likely to be either missed or misunderstood (eg a very funny shot of orchid attracting a drone by looking like a young bee queen, and many other things too).
You may come to love nature.
The word 'insect' in the minds of most people brings about images of destructive, disease-carrying 'bugs', flies, maggots, cockroaches. But if Microcomos does anything, it reminds me that there are hundreds of thousands of constructive insects that are simply beautiful.

The directors of this film spent a number of years using microscopic cameras to capture breathtaking images of hundreds of insects in their natural habitat (in this case, a meadow in France). They select just the right music for a scene in which a pheasant who attacks and ant colony. Two snails seem locked in some time of embrace, a ladybug tries to take off but has a little trouble getting off the ground.

'Microcosmos' fits the category of a documentary. But depending on how you take the behavior of these amazing creatures its a love story (two snails who seem deeply in love), a war movie (two beetles lock in moral struggle), a child-birth film (several insects giving birth), a disaster movie (a rainstorm in which the drops seem like a meteor storm) and a monster movie (a pheasant that attacks an ant colony). I sometimes felt like and interloper peering down into their lives in their most intimate moments.

I saw a movie a few years back called 'The Scent of Green Papaya' which contained a scene of a curious little girl squatted down on the ground smiling as she watched a colony of ants at work. I wondered about that and when I saw 'Microcosmos' I felt that I had a ringside seat at what had captivated her.
More than a documentary, this is fine art, delicate poetry.
David Attenborough has, deservedly, been the king of nature films for a long time but, at last, his work has been transcended. This film about insects is a rare work of fine art. The images of insects are situated in an abundantly beautiful nature, captured with an artist's eye. There is a delicacy of observation and subtlety of touch in this work which is a refreshment from the normal fact-deadened approach we're used to. Here, nature unfolds with exceptional beauty and we are allowed to use our own intelligence to appreciate the wonder for ourselves. This is an elegantly spiritual work which respects nature and the viewer.
Microcosmos is a fascinating if not a false movie. There is some wonderful camera work that is supposed to be natural but sometimes is quite obviously done in a studio. It really is hypnotic in parts but the put in sound affects can be a little irritating. overall it was good .7 out of 10
Innovative and Highly Entertaining
This innovative, often highly entertaining film is spoiled only by its insistence on overstaying its welcome (by about fifteen minutes). Directors Nuridsany and Perinnou explore a world about which we know very little, and understand even less.

The amazing close-up photography reveals a veritable society that is as intricate as it is interdependent. The world of the insects is a fascinating, oft times amusing one peopled with hard working, organised ants, frantic bees, hungry birds and determined beetles, just to name a few. "Microcosmos" reveals this hidden mystery as a place where "a day is a lifetime".

Truly this movie is testimony to the unfathomable God who created this awe-inspiring world in which we live.

Monday, June 1, 1998 - Hoyts Croydon
Beyond anything we could imagine...
"Beyond anything we could imagine, yet almost beneath our notice." An exquisite film, painfully beautiful. It's relatively easy to find beauty in the majestic Grand Tetons, Monument Valley, or the brooding giants of a Big Tree forest. This film finds incredible beauty unnoticed at our feet.

Ants drinking raindrops, or clustered around a tiny puddle -- then sharing back at the nest.

Caterpillars marching in close formation.

Ladybugs as the voracious predators they are. Ants protecting their aphids from the ladybug. Ants drinking the nectar exuded by the aphids they farm.

Two snails locked in loving embrace.

Alien-looking mantids suddenly taking notice of the camera.

Beetles in extended combat. We are not shown why.

A mosquito emerging from pupa. A butterfly also. A caterpillar hatching from an egg -- then eating the shell.

Winged ants crowding out of the nest for their nuptial flight.

Caterpillars in weird diversity, one with two horns on its posterior that extrude and retract bright red filaments. What /are/ they?

The film is almost entirely visual. There are only a few seconds of voice-over at beginning and end, and the soundtrack is very low-key, for the most part, of the natural sounds of the action. Occasional light touches of music or choral voices nicely complement the photography.

I was struck by the cleanliness! Bugs cleaning, cleaning, cleaning! Even an earthworm emerging from burrow glistens in pristine translucent beauty. After viewing this film, how could anyone say that bugs are dirty?
📹 Microcosmos full movie HD download 1996 - Jacques Perrin, Kristin Scott Thomas - Italy, France, Switzerland. 📀