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Bugs is a movie starring Josh Evans, Roberto Flore, and Ben Reade. In an effort to determine their sustainability as a food source, two chefs travel throughout the world tasting insects.

Other Titles
Insekter på menuen, Vabalai, Robaki, Äta myror?
Running Time
1 hours 13 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Andreas Johnsen
Actors
Ben Reade, Roberto Flore, Josh Evans
Country
Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, France
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In an effort to determine their sustainability as a food source, two chefs travel throughout the world tasting insects.

Comments about documentary «Bugs» (23)

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Phillip

Bugs is an exploration of the world's largest rat population - a massive colony of over 200,000 rats which inhabit the city of Yokohama, Japan. The documentary is shot on location in the city and takes us on a tour through the wild and strange world of rats and their activities. The film does a wonderful job of showing the disgusting habits of these rats and how we can control them. It also shows us that these creatures are extremely intelligent and will do anything to survive and thrive. The second half of the film shows us the beauty and wonder of the city of Yokohama and the interesting people who live there. This is an essential documentary for anyone who loves the outdoors and nature. It is definitely worth the watch.

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Bobby Turner

This is a great film. The performances are outstanding, especially John Malkovich's. Malkovich makes a change from the type of characters that we've seen in his past films. (Spoilers) First of all, I can't recommend this film highly enough. It does a wonderful job of really getting you thinking about how we treat insects. There are two things that I really like about the film. One is how they used the camera to highlight the details of the insects and insects to the point that it seemed more like a documentary, rather than a documentary. Secondly, I really loved the voice-over narration of how these insects were all slowly dying off and that's why we should save them. After the third scene of an insect dying, I had to stop watching because I had to laugh at how a lot of the film had been carefully choreographed. I also liked the way that the film ended. They used the music and that gave us the song that we wanted to hear. The third scene was really funny, not because it was hilarious, but because it was dramatic and looked as if it was real. The film is short, but the director really makes sure that you are always in the right place at the right time. I would really recommend this film to anyone. It has such a heart and it really helps you look at the world differently. A lot of people have criticized this film for making you think, but I really don't think that this film does that. I was really just enjoying myself and was not thinking about the film at all.

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Aaron W.

This was a great documentary on a subject that most filmmakers won't touch. I think the real problem is not the subject. I think it's the level of research and presentation. I saw the film twice, first without actually knowing the subject and then with more understanding of it and the hurdles involved. The subject is fascinating. A lot of people (including myself) are so put off by bugs that there's little incentive to do anything about them. It's not really about bugs per se, more about the ways they interfere with humans. They're absolutely fascinating. This is a film you should see, but the level of knowledge you need is a little higher. I feel there was a lot of hype around this film, and maybe not even about it that well. This film was never advertised or promoted, so I can only speculate. I thought it was very well done, and thoroughly entertaining. No mean feat, especially since I feel I've learned more about bugs in my lifetime. We could learn a lot more about them, they're fascinating creatures, but they're also extremely tricky and slow-moving.

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Andrew

I found this film extremely interesting and had no idea what to expect. I'm not a photographer, I rarely get close enough to nature to capture the beauty in its entirety, but I was curious what a single day of my life might look like. I don't know a single person who has experience surviving the onslaught of mosquitoes that are seen in this movie. I wish more people knew about this species and how to avoid becoming victims of it. The insect like characters are portrayed with a degree of respect and it is hard to tell who is the human versus the insects. I would like to thank the camera crew for such an interesting and engaging film. They captured me with complete realism.

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Kevin

This is a documentary about the work of the Myxomyx Beetles, a specialised army of bugs (like their arthropods) that parasitise bees for food. These small critters have no mouthparts, so they can burrow in to the honeybee and feed on it. A typical case of a colony being attacked is when a swarm of 30m of these beetles is observed nibbling the colonies' food. While most people won't be too interested in such a thing, if you are you'll be fascinated to learn more about the creature behind the gruesome murder. There is an important message of how we must leave the bees alone and watch their journey with them. The biggest drawback of this film is the weight that it puts on the narrative and the lack of explanation in relation to the beetle life cycle. Still, the effort put into the story and documentary techniques make it a worth-while viewing.

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Samantha

Cats are not like us. They are misunderstood by the public and animal welfare experts alike. Their risk for human interactions is most likely higher than that of a human in the same circumstances. Pets are seldom taken to a shelter for their "owners" to find out if they should get rid of them. Pets often become homeless when they are left behind by their owners in search of another job. They usually end up in shelters as animals that have to fend for themselves. Or at a worse yet a "shelter" where they are abused and receive insufficient care. The Department of Agriculture regulates the animal care, feeding, and training of all animals. But it is the small animals that come to the attention of the public, that are the focus of our fears. When they are left alone in the sun and out in the cold, they have little or no power to fight off predators. This film examines the problems of the stray cat on a farm and the long term consequences of its relationship with a neighbor. The interaction between the neighbor and the stray is never explored and the real results of their interaction are never revealed. The only thing the public is interested in are the cats. But the good ones are seldom taken care of. While the professor was performing his research, the stray cat's owners were visiting the farm to make more money. The cats are killed quickly, before they can make any better offers. After the movie I was more aware of the cats and their interactions. I realized they have a far worse fate than I ever had. I would have to say that the movie is a great step to improve the world's animal welfare and to advance animals' rights. It's a good start. The actor who played the professor was excellent. The cameraman's set was spectacular. The cameras went inside the barn and filmed the cats with great clarity. I was also impressed with the "dog." This is the kind of movie you get when you don't just cast a high profile actor. The director and actors showed a lot of talent and had excellent timing. I highly recommend this movie.

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Kathryn

The documentary is very well presented and I really enjoyed the way the cast and crew were filmed. The documentaries usually go into detail about things that were overlooked or weren't shown in the movie. This one didn't do that at all. I was also interested to see what kind of work the actors were doing after they got into the industry. I read a comment that someone had said that all the actors in the movie did great jobs. When I watched the documentary I realized that I didn't know that they were the same people. I really like the way the actors talk to each other after they are done shooting a movie. They talk about the mistakes they made and what they learned from them. I feel that the story is interesting and I hope to see a lot more of this kind of documentary. It seems that a lot of documentaries seem to use music to present the movie. I thought the soundtrack was great and I thought the editing was very good. I enjoyed that the editing was not just done for the sake of it. I really like the kind of editing the film uses. I also enjoyed that the movie itself was not edited the same way. I can't wait to see what director and producer Kathryn Bigelow does next.

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Douglas Fisher

This is the perfect film for the entire family. Told in one (1) hour and a half, it deals with "the great bug debate." This film shows the people at work, at home and at school and asks them if they think the idea of a microorganism capable of creating a new life is a good idea. The film is heavy-handed in the way that some might say it is. It is a factual documentary and it should be applied to a factual situation. I think this film is the ultimate "Do the Right Thing" film for the entire family. This film is well worth watching and if you have children, take them to it. The quality of the film is what most make a great family film. I highly recommend this film. I also found the soundtrack to be relaxing.

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Ann

.and the moment you start to think you understand what they are saying you realize you don't. The ease with which the people are told to speak is amazingly horrible, from the talk about "harmony" to the usual bag of "hilarious" quotes. This documentary is such a waste of time, it's amazing that it was even produced. This entire thing could have been done in a very fast, semi-snappy way with a few more years. And the fact that it was actually made is a terrible shame, as it should be seen as an example of how much good documentaries can do, but sadly it's only a sample.

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Debra Mitchell

This is the story of the crazy situations in the mind of a couple in love, A man and a woman who fights as if a mountain, a man who thinks that only he can cure himself. a woman who with her mother gives him life by being a wild and dangerous lady. in his life the woman behaves like a maniac, acting in a mean fashion, thinking that it's the most funny thing to change her attitude from a normal person to crazy. a crazy woman, who takes a sleeping pill for the other one, who like a food drink drunk like a drunk person, who believes that she is the biggest person and to follow her inside, but she never thinks that she are a crazy person.

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Walter B.

If you have an interest in insects, insects are not boring. In fact, they are fascinating. It's very rare for a movie to be this good. One of the most amazing things about this movie is that it doesn't have the typical "theres a snake" "theres a ant" or "there's a butterfly". The characters aren't bad, they are fascinating. The beautiful insects are fascinating and make this movie such a great treat. The only down point is that it's short, and if you can sit through a documentary you can probably sit through this. That's it. If you're looking for a movie to make you laugh, watch this one. If you are looking for a "great" movie that is more like the best documentaries out there, watch this one. This one is great.

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Philip Bates

I was forced to watch this film because the DVD/Blu-Ray didn't come out and I just had to get it. Now I know why. I thought the DVD/Blu-Ray would have a great case, I'm glad it doesn't. The DVD case is tiny, the Blu-Ray case is barely noticeable (the very corner is somewhat square and not round) It is as small as a cordless phone case that you have to pay for to go in a store to get. It does not even fit your cell phone, if you don't want to use the phone you can't use it. And of course, the DVD/Blu-Ray case is a tad too small for this movie, it is the largest DVD case I have ever seen. Now the Blu-Ray is supposed to be a 1.33:1 aspect ratio which I do not see the reason for this. The Blu-Ray is too small for this movie. So in summary, I can't rate this film any higher than a 3 because of the bad DVD/Blu-Ray case and a few flaws the Blu-Ray (though they did have to remove some of the smaller pieces)

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Gerald Watson

I got to see this movie at Sundance, it was really good. It is an informative look at how some filmmakers try to capture a film on location. There is nothing too big that is shown in the movie, it is just a way to get to know the people who are involved. The people I spoke to was very interesting and all told the same story. It makes you appreciate the creative process that goes into making a movie and it gives a nice perspective of the process of putting together a movie in a low budget. If you want to know more about how movie is made, go watch this movie.

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Joyce McDonald

This film documents the early work of the Yucatan Research and Analysis Center at Yale University in Yucatan. Our purpose was to explore the possibility that the military presence might be perceived by the local people as an evil force for terrorizing them. Instead of looking at the military as a dirty government we see that the military has an important function in society as well as providing basic necessities to the population. The military is a part of the community and has a role to play. The military brings everything needed to the community but also their part in terrorizing the locals. It is a place where the military creates a place where they can help the local population and also where they can be on their guard. In addition to this the military also provides services such as medical care, education, water, transportation, etc. Also they are helping to eliminate the plague that was prevalent in the area during the colonial period. In addition the military is providing an alternative to the prison system by providing a safe place for the students. The military was one of the few institutions that had the ability to provide the ability for the students to leave the prison for a week during the summer to go on field trips to the local beaches. This is a model that is still used today.

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Jeremy W.

I am a huge fan of docudrama and the right thing to do is to watch it. For this I went to the cinema and watched it. Not only did I like it but I did not leave with any kind of disappointment. I also found it to be well written and the film makers are quite confident to tell a story of this nature. However, I found that I would say the film makers are very cautious to use this kind of material. A story about Aussie tribesmen battling on the land during the 1890s seems very strong but most of the documentaries feature such strong scenes and rarely any negative comments. I am quite sure that this could have been a very strong movie had it been made with the right material. The documentary focuses on a collection of Aussie tribesmen who fight to survive in the harsh landscape during the 1890s. The filmmakers use this documentary as a "thrill". They show how the Aussies came to that specific location and how they live there and attempt to change that. They also try to show the way the Aussies fight for what they want to be in the land. The filmmakers are very careful to keep the documentary extremely factual and the film is more or less made on the last day of the summer of 1888. The film makers are very careful about how the events are shown and while it is rather "sticky" and much of it is predictable it also manages to leave the audience feeling good. I will give the film a 10/10 because the film makers tried to tell a great story and while the story is not very "thrill" and the film is not very realistic it is nevertheless very inspiring. The movie's main protagonist did not really explain anything to the film makers and it was not possible to believe the events that he describes. Still the filmmakers have done a very good job in making a documentary about an event that occurred in Aussie history. While I could not understand the battles that were shown in the documentary and not all of the tribesmen seem to be the same it still had a very strong documentary feel. I would recommend this documentary to people who are interested in the history of Aussie tribespeople and this is one of the documentaries that the filmmakers should have put on the DVD at some point. It is very successful in having the audience actually feeling good about what is happening on the land and this is something that I believe is very lacking from many documentaries. The filmmakers are careful to show the only things that they feel are important. This way I did not feel as if I was missing anything. I was left feeling good about what is happening to the land. I also did not have to think about any negative comments. As a bonus I think that the filmmakers did a really good job in showing the scene in the documentary in which the Australian Mounties are shown with a cool hat. They show how a nation can be brought together. Overall I think this is one of the best documentaries I have seen in years.

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Theresa H.

If you ever wanted to see why the comment section of a film is the most interesting part of the film, and you want to know if the majority of you dislike any film, or any film, check this out. No spoilers, it's all on the internet. It's a great way to get your opinions and a great way to get a first hand picture of the kind of people that actually go and watch a film. If you like documentaries or just see a great film, check it out. It's a very good film. It's very hard to take any film seriously in the way that one of my favourite directors, Stanley Kubrick, would take a good film. This is a real insight into the way that the public talks about movies, because no one would do anything differently to make it better, no one, as far as I know, would spoil a good movie. You can't judge a movie by the opinion of one person that has not seen the movie, in the end, the best way to judge a film is to just see it.

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Tammy M.

A superlative documentary, that challenges, challenges and challenges. Unlike "Proof," this documentary treats the man who created this movie as a god. What he did for the country he loved and the world he created, you could easily write in a book. These stories tell the untold story of how our country was shaped by the man who created the television, created the internet, created the state's new book as a beginning, and then as a middle in as the end. What happened to the man who was fearless and how did he change the way we thought and live? What did he have to do to have that impact on a way we think and live? The film made me rethink how we should define patriotism. It was rare to hear someone say that they were patriotic but it became very common. I liked that the documentary was not about patriotism, it was about a man and his actions and how his life shaped the country he loved. It wasn't about himself and it was not about a political debate. It was about a man and how he changed the way we look at this country. It is a must see!

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Judy James

Greetings again from the darkness. The four year production cycle of the documentary follows a group of six patients who are undergoing testing of new drugs and before and after treatment. Those who seem to be well are selected to go on trial for a second time for the abuse of psychiatric drugs. While the program is based on real events, it is the dramatization of the legal aspects of such trials that are worth watching for in my opinion. This story is told from the perspective of a psychiatrist who saw four of his patients during the program. While the movie's movie style is a little more subtle than other documentaries, it does cover a great deal of information. The resolution of the subjects' cases is also a great addition to this story. Although a lot of these men were still alive, their cases are still important to say. Much of the movie goes into the background of the judges and court cases in which the patients have their trials. It also tells the story of two of the women patients who were then put on trial. Both were pregnant at the time and the trial is about a year and a half after the program began. The movie also tells a great deal of the background of the pharmaceutical companies who are paid for testing these new drugs and how they are being marketed. I was impressed with the film's length because the stories here are spread out over so many years. It is a little bit of a time commitment, but it is still worthwhile. One of the best documentaries I have seen.

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Russell Warren

In its best moments, it was easy to like this film. It was a remarkably clever, and intelligent, piece of filmmaking that reminded me of Werner Herzog. Still, there was a certain level of taste I felt it could have reached. While a film that hits on several critical points, including society's drug addiction problem, could have been a high point, the film really doesn't go there. This is a film that makes you think, but it doesn't go too far. It doesn't dwell on your opinion, and is not a piece that encourages you to seek out more information. On the other hand, if you like films that deal with hidden agendas, then I would recommend this film to you. Overall, a great film, that sometimes feels like it is going in the wrong direction, but has an excellent message about life.

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Alexander E.

This film shows the lives of eight females from the poverty stricken capital. Women have few options left in our society and this documentary shows the story of how women, especially poor women, are forced to be child-bearing machines. Women who are forced to have babies must live in extreme poverty and do so so they can keep their dignity. The men who are forced to do this serve no purpose. These people, who are forced to become mother machines, end up with their dignity lost and life sad. This documentary shows a woman, without a choice, decide to have a child and with no concern for her future, life, or dignity. She is left with nothing except sadness and loneliness. One of the women, who is forced to become a mother, lives in an extreme poverty and still have a small apartment. She is able to provide for herself, but what is she to do with her small apartment? Her life is so harsh she has nowhere to go. The director of this documentary is an intelligent man and clearly shows that the life of women forced to become mother machines is not a happy one. There is nothing for her. I hope you will watch this documentary and learn a lot about the situation in our society and the plight of poor women forced to be mothers. This film is very well-made.

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Larry

I am about to watch this film for the first time since 2010 and I am astounded. It is worth going to the cinema to see it because it is so much more than one person's opinion. It is about a group of bees and their struggle to survive and why the general view is so wrong. Bees are a solitary species and this group is known to defend their territory and only cooperate in those instances when it benefits the group, otherwise they don't do it. When it comes to mating and laying eggs, both groups do it. When there are conflicts between the sexes, the males leave, either to mate elsewhere or die. What is truly amazing is the picture of the queens, given as the narrator in the film, because they are intelligent and so intelligent that they can have three distinct personalities. This is as clear a point as one can make about a colony. And this is a brilliant film, it is made by people who really know how to tell a story. They don't talk down to you, they let you know their point of view and their reasons for doing what they are doing, their point of view. This film is not about the bees, it's about how man, the storyteller, can distort the bees' view. A storyteller is someone who tells a story and tells it as they see it, but also tell it the way that they see it, and this is what the bees are doing, they are telling a story of how they perceive themselves, which to me, is the ultimate point of the film.

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Betty M.

So many movies are aimed at adults, usually movies aimed at children. This movie was not geared towards children, yet it was not directed at children either. The movie is only aimed at adults so why was the director and writer of this movie so focused on adults? It's not because the characters and the situations are so realistic, in fact, they are very realistic. The story starts when the movie starts to become a bit boring, and it was also very boring. Then the movie starts to get interesting, and I liked it because I was getting bored and the pace of the movie was becoming fast and fast. I was so surprised that I was getting bored while watching the movie, I liked the movie more than I did the first time. I like this movie because I learned more about insects, bugs are just magnificent creatures that have amazing powers. I liked this movie because I liked it because I learned more about insects, bugs are just magnificent creatures that have amazing powers. I also enjoyed the movie because it was very interesting to watch. So, I think I will recommend it.

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Steven

My friend, who is also an architect, was so excited when I told him that he wanted to see this movie, that he asked if I had read the book. Well, this book is an amazing "The Learning Machine," which I recommend to all people who don't like intellectual works. The movie, on the other hand, is much more relaxed and fun. However, this movie does leave one feeling like it was a mistake, if the book were made into a movie. However, I loved the movie, but I can understand why some people might feel this way. The Book is a really wonderful and inspirational book. I don't have to tell you that, but I will give you an example. The book is much more about love and the idea of giving of yourself to a cause that is worth it. What do I mean? I love the idea of a good cause that doesn't always have a budget, and they don't always succeed. For example, if I'm trying to go to the college where I'm going to study engineering, I don't want to go to a college that is well-known and has high enrollment numbers. I just want to go to a college that is worthwhile for me. This movie is much more about sharing of the gifts, knowing that there are not always that many people that can give you a gift, but I do think that the movie, although a little less funny than the book, does give you an interesting picture about people who give you more than what you can handle. I think that if you don't like the book, you will probably not like the movie. Although, I will say that it's a wonderful movie, and I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a good film that is about sharing. My mom will love the movie because it will give her an idea of how she felt when she learned she was born in the wrong body. I hope that you will also enjoy this movie.