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The Rival World

UK, 1955 (MIFF 1956, Programme 4)

Director: Bert Haanstra

The Rival World is the terrifying all powerful Kingdom of the insect. To half the men who die, death is brought by insects; of all the food we sow, insects take one third. The only way to halt the devastation is by marshalling all resources.

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