🎦 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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Beautiful, fresh, cutie, natural
I am still not sure if it is counted as a documentary or film, but this does not matter. I always liked nature so this movie is near to my spirits. I wished to see it as 3D but I think that such a release has not come up yet. The movie does not need any comment or subtitles. Just watch it. Keep on and you will learn who you are and where you live. The documentary is about everything, although it focused mainly on insects. You can imagine what just an innocent step in microcosmos can cause. All these little cuties and monsters have their own world and microcosmos maps it with a mild sight. French are great at such documentaries and this can be seen as a kind of conclusion. Beautiful shots, I can imagine setting the camera for hours, waiting for proceeding of an ant and then show all that crusade during several seconds. Maybe it seems that this kind of movie does not need any screenplay, but I do not agree with it. When you watch it, you find out it made some sense. Insects also behave according to schedules and needs. Actually, there is no point in describing the movie here, you must see it and you will want more to see. Beautiful beauty.
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
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.
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.
Fascinating documentary about insects.
Filmmakers Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou use unique microscopic cameras and powerfully specialized microphones to look into the lifestyles of insects and minute creatures in an ordinary French meadow and pond. Up close and personal using slow motion and time-lapse photography; footage of ladybugs mating, snails doing their slimy coupling, spiders waiting and pouncing on prey, caterpillars on the march, bees pollinating...and a moderate rain hardly interrupts the micro flora and fauna, but the tiny creatures deal with danger. This documentary won five Cesar Awards at the 1996 French Academy of Cinema Awards; one for Best Cinematography and another for Best Music scored by composer Bruno Coulais. MICROCOSMOS is narrated by Jacques Perrin and Kristin Scott Thomas.
It's just bugs coming and going
I'm all for innovation and creativity. Quite happy with weird films. But this is just a film of bugs coming and going, going about their normal daily business. Yes, of course they're nicely photographed, and the flowers they visit have lovely bright colours. But it's not really a film, is it?

I tried with Microcosmos. At first, I though I was waiting for the dialogue to kick in. But no. And then, I thought the beetle activity would form into a plot - maybe it does, but I simply couldn't get it. I think it was this belief - that it would somehow form itself into a story - that kept me from walking out. But when it finally ended I was none the wiser, and wished I hadn't bothered.
Spiders & Beetles & Snails....Oh MY!!!
This one has it all! It's a Comedy, Action, Romance, Adventure,

Horror, Drama, Musical, and even has a little Porn thrown in for

good measure (insect and mollusc porn that is)! Beautifully shot

almost completely in extreme close-ups, MicroCosmos takes us

through "a day in the life" of the small inhabitants of an anywhere- on-Earth grassy meadow (although some of the film was clearly

shot in a studio environment).

This is one of the few films I can watch over and over again due to

the mesmerising nature of the subjects, whether they are insects,

molluscs, arachnids, amphibians, birds, or even plant-life; every

aspect of their existence and interaction is utterly engrossing! (Pun

intended.) The cinematography is quite possibly the BEST I've ever

seen, and between 2 years of equipment design and 3 years of

shooting (not to mention 15 years of research!), I suppose that

perfection is the natural outcome.

One aspect I found deliciously refreshing is the lack of narration,

and sometimes sparse musical soundtrack. Whereas most

documentaries saturate the viewer with facts, names and near

step-for-step action guides, this one just lets you WATCH; the

result being that you feel like that curious viewer in a meadow of

your childhood once again. Magic exists once again! My only

minor complaint is that I'd have liked it to have been longer.

9/10. Truly makes you marvel at the diversity and WONDER of

More explanation ... then again, maybe not
Thoroughly enjoyable film, although I did at least in the beginning want more explanation. I wanted to know what that particular spider (or other creature) was called. I wanted to hear things like "Lucky catch. Sometimes a spider will sit for days without a meal." (I don't really know if that's the case.) Little bits of information like that would have been welcome.

But then I became absorbed and realized that it was enough just to observe and learn what was available visually. The use of music to tell the story was not perfect, but good enough. I apparently do not enjoy snail mating as much as the film-makers though, because they chose absolutely beautiful music and it went on entirely too long. Strange.

Nevertheless, I did enjoy this one and I would watch it again. It turns out that when you know more about them and can see their beauty this tiny creatures don't seem so creepy any more.
📹 Microcosmos full movie HD download 1996 - Jacques Perrin, Kristin Scott Thomas - Italy, France, Switzerland. 📀