The Big Blue
Director's Cut
Country of Origin: France
Production year: 1988
Director: Luc Besson
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-039278
Running time: 2:48 (168 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: August 15, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#301)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 02, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 6 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Experience the peril and intensity of free-diving, the world's most dangerous sport, in THE BIG BLUE. Jacques (Jean-Marc Barr, Breaking the Waves) and his friendly rival Enzo (Jean Reno, The Professional) are considered masters of free-diving and have made a career out of this one-of-a-kind competition. Jacques' life-long obsession with diving comes from his unusual bond with the sea, while Enzo thrives on the challenges of its inherent danger. In his travels, Jacques meets Johanna (Rosanna Arquette, Pulp Fiction) who is attracted to his innocent qualities and follows him across Europe to share his adventures, triumphs and ultimately tragic bond with Enzo. With breathtaking underwater photography and matching musical support from Eric Serra (The Fifth Element), THE BIG BLUE immerses you in a life and death adventure you'll never forget.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Gaumont
 • Les Films Du Loup
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Music Only  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Luc Besson....Director
Writing
Luc Besson....Story By
Luc Besson....Screenwriter
Robert Garland....Screenwriter
Marilyn Goldin....Screenwriter
Jacques Mayol....Screenwriter
Marc Perrier....Screenwriter
Production
Patrice Ledoux....Producer
Cinematography
Carlo Varini....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Olivier Mauffroy....Film Editor
Music
Eric Serra....Composer
Luc Besson....Song Writer
Eric Serra....Song Writer
Sound
Patrice Grisolet....Sound Editor
Stephanie Granel....Sound Editor
François Gedigier....Sound Editor
Gerard Lamps....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
François Groult....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Dan Weil....Production Designer
Alain Guille....Visual Effects
Magali Guidasci....Costume Designer
Mimi Lempika....Costume Designer
Martine Rapin....Costume Designer
Patricia Saalburg....Costume Designer
Malika Khelfa....Costume Designer
Brigitte Nierhaus....Costume Designer
Blandine Boyer....Costume Designer
Genevieve Peyralade....Make-up Artist
Cast
Rosanna Arquette....Johana
Jean-Marc Barr....Jacques Mayol
Jean Reno....Enzo Molinari
Paul Shenar....Dr. Laurence
Sergio Castellitto....Novelli
Jean Bouise....Uncle Louis
Marc Duret....Roberto
Griffin Dunne....Duffy
Andreas Voutsinas....Priest
Valentina Vargas....Bonita
Kimberley Beck....Sally
Patrick Fontana....Alfredo
Alessandra Vazzoler....La Mamma
Geoffroy Carey....Supervisor
Bruce Guerre-Berthelot....Young Jacques
Gregory Forstner....Young Enzo
Claude Besson....Jacques' Father
Marika Gevaudan....Angelica
Jan Rouiller....Noireuter
Peter Semler....Franck
Jacques Levy....Doctor
Eric Do....Japanese Diver
Andre Germe....Philippino Diver
Ronald Teuhi....Tahitian Diver
Rosario Campese....Waiter
Franco Diogene....Receptionist
Tredessa Dalton....Carol
Constantin Alexandrov....Dolphin Trainer
Pierre-Alain De Garrigues....Superintendent
Claude Robin....Taxi Driver
Paul Herman....Taxi Driver in U.S.A
Nicolas Maltos....Diving Coordinator on Platform
Marc Planceon....Paramedic
Luc Besson....Blond Diver (uncredited)
Christian Gazio....Plongeur Coinçé (uncredited)