These bugs are SO cute! If you like bugs you will love this beautiful film. In Japan, they love bugs so much, if you sell enough bugs, you can buy a Ferrari, like the young entrepreneur in the film. But maybe that is only in Japan. I never heard of anyone turning bugs into a Ferrari in USA. Except maybe the guy who invented the "Ant Farm".
I absolutely suggest to see Yves Scagliola's "The Beast Within" (2007) for some consideration/insights about a human "culture" concerning here animals treatments. A different approach from Oreck's film but necessary to grasp the essence of these sub-(and mass..) culture.
Very interesting- factually and philosophically. One of the best parts about the movie is how the director used visuals of mundane Japanese life and juxtaposed them with visuals of insect life. A documentary that is as rewarding with information as it is with artistic direction. Really good!