Le Grand Bleu | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Wed 11 Nov

Le Grand Bleu

Cert. 15

Festivals & Series

138 mins

in French with English subtitles

France | 1988 | col | dir. Luc Besson, with Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette

In the context of our Sunday French Classics: 120 Years of Cinema Season, this early film by Luc Besson is a real classic from the late 80’s and was picked by Thomas, a member of staff at the Institut français.

‘To me, Le Grand bleu was a revelation. I was 7 years old when I first saw it and I was impressed by the beauty of the Greek islands and Sicily, the blue water of the sea, the mysteries of dolphins, and the magnetism of Jean-Marc Barr… I somehow fell in love with all of it, it somehow defined what art, love and beauty would mean to me…’
Thomas Riley, Marketing and PR Assistant

Enzo and Jacques are childhood friends who, as adults, have both become professional divers. As they compete to see who can dive deeper and longer without an aqualung, Jacques meets Johanna, a beautiful insurance agent and finds himself torn between her and the deep blue sea. A visionary epic of obsession and beauty by Luc Besson.

Gaumont 120 ans



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