The Big Blue

Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques and Enzo are a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a passion for the dangerous sport of free diving. Professional diver Jacques opted to follow in the footsteps of his father, who died at sea when Jacques was a boy; to the bewilderment of scientists, Jacques harbors a remarkable ability to adjust his heart rate and breathing pattern in the water, so that his vital signs more closely resemble that of dolphins than men. As Enzo persuades a reluctant Jacques to compete against him in a free diving contest — determining who can dive deeper and longer without scuba gear — Jacques meets Johana, a beautiful insurance investigator from America, and he finds that he must choose between his love for her and his love of the sea.

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Film Cast:

  • Jacques Mayol: Jean-Marc Barr
  • Enzo Molinari: Jean Reno
  • Johana Baker: Rosanna Arquette
  • Dr. Laurence: Paul Shenar
  • Novelli: Sergio Castellitto
  • Uncle Louis: Jean Bouise
  • Roberto: Marc Duret
  • Duffy: Griffin Dunne
  • Bonita: Valentina Vargas
  • Sally: Kimberly Beck
  • La Mamma: Alessandra Vazzoler
  • Priest: Andréas Voutsinas
  • Alfredo: Patrick Fontana
  • Supervisor: Geoffrey Carey
  • Noireuter: Jan Rouiller
  • Franck: Pierre Semmler
  • Superintendent: Pierre-Alain de Garrigues
  • Jacques’ Father: Claude Besson
  • Young Jacques: Bruce Guerre-Berthelot
  • Young Enzo: Gregory Forstner
  • Japanese Diver: Eric Do
  • Doctor: Jacques Lévy
  • Taxi Driver in U.S.A: Paul Herman
  • Receptionist: Franco Diogene
  • Dolphin Trainer: Constantin Alexandrov
  • Blond Diver (uncredited): Luc Besson
  • Lady in elevator (uncredited): Valentina Castellani
  • Wedged diver (uncredited): Christian Gazio

Film Crew:

  • Co-Producer: Luc Besson
  • Producer: Patrice Ledoux
  • Original Music Composer: Éric Serra
  • Production Design: Dan Weil
  • Costume Design: Magali Guidasci
  • Screenplay: Robert Garland
  • Screenplay: Marilyn Goldin
  • Director of Photography: Carlo Varini
  • Editor: Olivier Mauffroy
  • Casting: Nathalie Chéron
  • Sound Designer: Pierre Befve
  • Screenplay: Jacques Mayol
  • Screenplay: Marc Perrier
  • Casting: Lissa Pillu
  • Costume Design: Mimi Lempicka
  • Set Decoration: Patrick Barthelemy
  • Makeup Artist: Geneviève Peyralade

Movie Reviews:

  • Andres Gomez: Introspective story with a good Jean Reno and innocent Rosanna Arquette.

    Sound track, for those loving Eric Sierra. Not for all tastes. A little bit too long but entartaining.

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