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The Big Blue(Le Grand Bleu)

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France · 1988
Rated PG-13 · 2h 48m
Director Luc Besson
Starring Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar
Genre Adventure, Drama, Romance

Known for its spectacular cinematography, the film gives a fictionalized account of the friendship and rivalry between professional freediving champions Jaques Mayol and Enzo Maiorca, from their meeting as children on a Greek Island in the 1960s, to their reunion at deep-sea diving competitions in the 1980s.

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Village Voice by Mark Holcomb

The results are predictably lachrymose, especially with the reinstated "unhappy" ending from the original French version.

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