Virginie (Suliane Brahim), a farmer and single mother of two, Gaston (Raphael Romand), and Laura (Suliane Brahim) star in The Swarm (Marie Narbonne). Virginie raises delicious grasshoppers, but her farm is in danger of going out of business. Soon after, she discovers an unusual technique to feed her locusts in order to boost output, and the results might be disastrous. The Swarm is a slow-paced film that combines several genres. This is a film that is as much a social drama as it is a horror, and it is mainly about a single woman trying to stay afloat and provide for her two children. This is a far more complex picture than its concept and title indicate.
Everything seems to be working against her. The power is constantly being turned off. There isn’t much hot water. She borrows money from Karim, a local winegrower who is glad to help, to get by each month. Virginie is visibly affected by Laura’s adolescent turmoil, which is worsened by the mocking she receives from some of her classmates at school. Virginie wakes up with a large open cut on her arm after smashing everything up out of sheer frustration, knocking herself unconscious in the process. The locusts are swarming her injured arm, consuming her blood. She chooses to take advantage of their hunger for blood for her own gain, since it aids in the growth of the crop. But, after she runs out of pig’s blood. IMDB