ROMANCE, DRAMA / FRANCE / 1988 / 138MINS / M
Immerse yourself in 80’s nostalgia and marvel at the coastline of the dazzling Greek islands with this beautifully restored Luc Besson retro-cult-classic!
Since childhood, Jacques’ (Jean-Marc Barr, American Translation, AF FFF12) true love has always been the sea, finding himself drawn to the siren’s call. More at ease in the water than on land, he has a mystical bond with its blue depths. Above the surface, Jacques begins to find that his once thriving childhood friendship with Enzo (Jean Reno, The Professional) has developed into professional rivalry as they both push themselves ever-deeper into the extreme sport of free diving – descending into the ocean’s perilous depths. Their world is suddenly ruptured when insurance assessor, Johana (Rosanna Arquette) visits the research station where Jacques is a subject, falling for him hard. As time goes on the question remains - can she ever really win him away from his first love, The Big Blue?
France’s biggest box-office hit of the 80’s, the film sold over 9 million tickets in France alone, on its first release. Indulge in a film with stunning locations, cinematography and a haunting score - The Big Blue is truly a feast for the senses.
The film features some of the most spectacular underwater cinematography ever captured– SBS
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
CESAR AWARDS 1989 - Winner - Best Sound, Best Score