Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo (2010)

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Documentary, Nature
Keywords culture, nature
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jessica Oreck Director n/a 2 2000001
Maiko Endo Co-Director n/a 120632 2000002
Akito Kawahara Co-Director n/a 120632 2000003
Jessica Oreck Producer n/a 3 3000001
Maiko Endo Co-Producer n/a 170 3000002
Akito Kawahara Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Jessica Oreck Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sean Williams Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Theo Angell Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jessica Oreck Editor n/a 172 7000002
JC Morrison Music n/a 120781 8000001
Nate Shaw Music n/a 120781 8000002
Nate Shaw Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
What is it about the Japanese and bugs? Inside a Tokyo pet shop, a little boy delights in selecting his new pet, a rainbow beetle costing $57.00. Japanese aesthetics -- whether textiles, architecture, gardening, graphics, brush painting or haiku -- all reflect a highly refined appreciation for both the diminutive and the transient. Beetle Queen explores the world of Japanese insect-lovers, from the sublime--families who visit the countryside to hear choruses of crickets or experience the yellow-green flashes of light emitted by thousands of fireflies to the ridiculous--beetle cartoon images that infest the zeitgeist.
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