Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 01 Nov 2009
Besson’s first English Language production, The Big Blue charts the competition and friendship between Jacques (Jean-Marc Barr, Dogville, Dancer in The Dark) and Enzo (Jean Reno, Leon, Nikita) first in their youth, and when they meet again at the World Free Diving Championships in Sicily years later. Jacques, a dreamy adolescent, has grown into a solitary man, caught between the solidity of the real world and the spiritual beckoning of “the big blue”, and in particular the dolphins swimming below. He possesses a unique connection to the sea, the ability to slow his heartbeat and circulation on deep dives, a phenomenon previously only observed in whales and dolphins. Enz, however, has become the World Champion at his sport with a very different approach. Their rivalry reignited, the pair spur each other on to deeper and deadlier dives. Also starring Rosanna Arquette, Griffin Dunne and Jean Bouise in a story of extremes; love and solitude, friendship and rivalry, life and death.