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Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou


80' - 1996 - Documentary - Dialogue: French
Director: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou Composer: Bruno Coulais With: Kristin Scott Thomas, Jacques Perrin
One hour and fifteen minutes on an unknown planet: Earth rediscovered on a scale of centimetres.
The inhabitants are incredible creatures: insects and other animals living in the grass and in the water. The landscape: impenetrable forests, tufts of grass, drops of dew as big as balloons... A land where the animals walk on water, stroll with their heads down and fall without fear from over a hundred times their height, slowed down only by the resistance of the air. In this world the hourglass of time moves faster: one hour equals one day, one day equals one season, one season is a lifetime. This is a voyage from the inside, leading the spectator to the heart of the action, as though he/she was the size of an insect.

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Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou


Bruno Coulais


Kristin Scott Thomas, Jacques Perrin


Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou

Director of Photography

Thierry Machado


Florence Ricard, Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte


Christophe Barratier, Yvette Mallet, Jacques Perrin

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Countries of production

Italy, Switzerland, France



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