• Director:
  • Writer: Claude Nuridsany,Marie Pérennou
  • Countries of origin: France, Switzerland, Italy
  • Language: French
  • Release date: September 6, 1996
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 1.66 : 1
  • Also known as: Çayırın sakinleri
  • Microcosmos: Le peuple de l'herbe is a documentary co-directed by Claude Neuridisani and Marie Pelleno, which was released in Switzerland on September 6, 1996.
    The film uses a special microscopic camera to show people the insect world in the forest and under the grass that has been magnified countless times. 


    • Release date September 6, 1996
    • Filming locations Monts et Lacs du Lévézou, Aveyron, France
    • Production companies Galatée Films, France 2 Cinéma, Canal+

    Box office


    CHF 5,000,000 (estimated)

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    Movie reviews

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    • By Adolf 2022-12-30 17:41:36

      "Microcosm" film review (edit)

      ps: In order to complete the film review assignment for the film and television editing professional course, I wrote a lot of non-professional terms below, mainly to let the teacher see that I was really watching this documentary, although it caused me a strong discomfort after watching it. .

      First of all, in the overall shooting, I was shocked by many shooting angles. For example, at 28 minutes and 03 seconds, the camera was carried by the ants and then directly transferred to the...

    • By Paris 2022-12-27 21:08:09

      Those you don't know are full of interest (multi-picture warning, intensive phobia, be careful)

      Watching the snail beetle do some indescribable things at noon... I actually find it very interesting, of course, it's not just the indescribable things that are interesting...

      It's just that I've never seen insects in this light. They have their order and rules. I want to use them instead of them.

      You're beautiful~ – You...

    • By Kiana 2022-12-26 20:21:21

      "Microscopic World" - Infinitely small is infinitely large

      If I hadn't watched this film at mealtime, the emotions brought by the visual impact would have been more pleasing to the eyes, so although I didn't know until the end of the film, how stubborn the insects that accompanied me almost my entire childhood were. The name will...

    • By Jake 2022-12-24 23:02:17

      Abandon the respect of looking down

      The documentary "Microscopic World" shows the world of insects in a magnified way. The picture quality is very outstanding, and the picture is very clear and clean. In terms of sound, except for a short description at the beginning, there is no human voice in the whole documentary. Made up of the rustling of insects and a clever soundtrack. But the whole film does not look dull, because it is not simply a "didactic" documentary, it is like a feature film starred by insects, telling the life of...

    • By Soledad 2022-12-22 02:52:31

      simple micro fun

      [Microcosm] in 1996 is still a first-class documentary even today. The beautiful, quiet and distinctive French scenery, and the exquisite and perfect soundtrack make it a lot more beautiful, but the most important thing is the protagonists. insects.
            Some people may question the possibility of such a plotless film being successful, but we have seen too many nature documentaries that are forced to connect the plots, some are good, but many feel contrived. I think the success of...

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    • By Tanya 2023-09-20 13:53:31

      The small universe in the flowers and plants is a lifetime between dawn and dusk. It's really amazing to be able to shoot to this level, but it's a bit boring after more than an hour. Many bugs are very cute and cute. Ants fight with ladybugs, ants drink dew, ladybugs step on dewdrops, snails have sticky copulations, dung beetles roll dung balls, and a mosquito at the end turns into an adult and stretches its limbs gracefully. Like...

    • By Adonis 2023-09-19 13:19:50

      In fact, I should give it five stars, because at least this film made me overcome my fear of bugs and watched it completely while sitting in front of the computer. The music is very good and the filming is also very loving, not as good as the other two of the "Tian Di Ren Trilogy", which may be my prejudice, but it is worse than "Ocean". Minus one star because...so many caterpillars! ! Scared me to death! !...

    • By Ashleigh 2023-07-28 20:33:23

      【A】Far beyond expectations: The audio-visual language of insect documentaries can reach such a level that it refreshes my impression of documentaries. There is only one (removable) introductory line in the whole film, and it relies entirely on the organic combination of shots to convey a high amount of information. This level is undoubtedly much higher than "Ocean", and the difference between "movie" and so-called "ppt" can be seen by comparing the two: although both are mainly devoted to...

    • By Burnice 2023-07-03 01:55:20

      Ah~ I love nature! The snail's lingering, the beetle's courteous contest, the seductive femme fatale, and the dancer at the end of the...

    • By Breanna 2023-07-01 12:19:08

      In fact, I hate and fear bugs the most, but he took them so beautifully. From the creepy to the feeling of a little surprise. We really have to look at the world with...

    Movie plot

    With photography technology and shooting angle, the world under the forest and grass can be magnified countless times in front of you. Insects, grass leaves, and water droplets are all visible, and they have become a magnificent spectacle. It's dawn, and somewhere on Earth lies a huge world like a planet. The thick grass turned into a forest. Small stones turned into mountains. Small water droplets are like an ocean. Time passes in...
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    Movie quotes

    • Narrator (English version): [beginning narration] A meadow in early morning, somewhere on Earth. Hidden here is a world as vast as our own, where the weeds are like impenetrable jungles, the stones are mountains, and even the smallest pond becomes an ocean. Time passes differently here: an hour is like a day, a day is like a season, and the passing of a season is a lifetime. But to observe this world, we must fall silent now, and listen to its murmurs.

    • Narrator (English version): [ending narration] The night gives way once more. Nothing will stop what's now in motion, what hides in shadow, what searches forward, what flutters toward the light. Here, where time is measured out in moments, and new lives emerge from darkness, a day begins like any other. Beyond anything we can imagine, and yet almost beneath our notice.