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237 Ratings

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

Directed by Jessica Oreck
United States, Japan, 2009
Documentary
  • Japanese
  • English

Synopsis

An exploration of the mystery of Japan’s age-old love affair with insects. From the first fabled emperor who dubbed Japan the “Isle of the Dragonflies,” to the cricket-selling businesses of the 1800s, and finally to modern-day Tokyo where a beetle recently sold for $90,000.

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo Directed by Jessica Oreck

Critics reviews

When Oreck does stay on-task, her movie is frequently remarkable. Beetle Queen features some stunningly gorgeous and eerie scenes of bug-harvesting and cultivation.
May 13, 2010
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