The Big Blue (1988) !!EXCLUSIVE!!
Jacques: You go down to the bottom of the sea, where the water isn't even blue anymore, where the sky is only a memory, and you float there, in the silence. And you stay there, and you decide, that you'll die for them. Only then do they start coming out. They come, and they greet you, and they judge the love you have for them. If it's sincere, if it's pure, they'll be with you, and take you away forever.
The Big Blue (1988)
This is a beautiful film on every level. Beauty and photography, music, performances, and characterizations. It doesn't matter that this may not be a subject people are interested in, but it deals with people who are beautiful inside their soul as well as physically, in tune with the beauty of the watery part of the Earth and loving their passion of competitive deep sea diving with all their heart. In fact, they love it so much that human love for them is a distraction, and they are not fully content unless they are diving off of cliffs or clad in scuba equipment and frolicking with the wild sea life that is as fascinated with them as they are with the wild sea life.The charismatic Jean-Marc Barr is a quiet, reflective person, always happy when he's surrounded by dolphins, and they love him as much as he loves them. When he takes a midnight swim with the dolphins, it's as if he has found his inner soul and even though he is in love with the American Rosanna Arquette, he's not fully content when he's out of the water, only in touch when he's with them. A performance of quiet elation, Barr will make you smile every time he smiles, and the Innocents in his soul is joyous. Jean Reno is much more gregarious, an older Italian man still possessed by his mother, try to hide from her when he tries to eat out because she gets furious when he eats anything that is not her cooking. A very funny scene with mama present has Arquette accepting the plate of pasta that Reno had just ordered and eating it even though she had just devoured her own ranch.Taking place in locations all over the world, this is a reminder that the entire Earth as far as land is concerned is surrounded by bodies of water, so massive that we underestimate its power and its beauty. But this is not a film about a natural disaster concerning water. It is about something much deeper that will mean different things to different dealers. These two men are very different too, but they share a bond like brothers and only death can separate them if they don't die together. In a sense, it's a love story of a different nature, and even though Barr does get angry at Reno in one scene, it's basically because they are both dry and Barr is feeling empty and lost because he's confused about the passions of the sea and the passion of the woman he loves but can't commit to. When she finds that he left their bed in the middle of the night to go swimming with dolphins, she acts like she's been cheated on, and it's not just an emotional woman overreacting. She's found the one competition that she can't beat.While this is definitely a bit overly long, somehow it flies by, and the viewer can become lost in the beauty and spirituality of everything going on. Barr stands out both because of his physical and spiritual beauty, a person that you can look at and desperately want to know but never get to know because there is so much inside of them that can't be revealed in words. Probably the reason why he wouldn't get nominated for a leading actor award would be because his performance is so quiet that it would be difficult to single out a scene to show the strength of that performance. Reno gets the laughs, and his Antics are often lightly over the top. It's the subtle comedy that really works here, and even though his character is a bit egotistical, he's also quite lovable. This is also probably the best performance I've seen Arquette give, frustrated when she tries to share the sea with Barr and realizes that he's not willing to share that part of him. As for the ending, it is sad, certainly expected but that doesn't change the impact of it. It may have left me sad, but the film did not leave me blue.
Jacques (Jean-Marc Barr) and Enzo (Jean Reno) have been friends since childhood. They are already diving at a very young age in the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Greece is their playground. But the Frenchman returned to France after the accidental death of his father, also a diver.
The streets of Chora (Khora or Hora) serve as a backdrop for games between Jacques and Enzo (Grégory Forstner) children. This black and white sequence at the beginning of the film allows Luc Besson to present his two main characters to the audience. The capital of the island of Amorgos is a typical Cycladic village with its white houses with blue shutters, located 320 m above the sea. It only has a population of 300. 041b061a72