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Movie Le Grand Bleu

Hosted by the Consul of the Vienna Diving Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 02 Sep 19:30 - 22:30

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Hi dears,

I found a dive related movie, maybe somebody wants to join me.

The movie will be screened in original language (French) with English subtitles. There is no reservation possible, so if you want to come, please buy your ticket online. There is a free choice of seats, so we can sit together.

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The Big Blue (released in some countries under the French title Le Grand Bleu) is a Protected content film in the French Cinéma du look visual style, made by French director Luc Besson. The film is a heavily fictionalized and dramatized story of the friendship and sporting rivalry between two leading contemporary champion free divers in the 20th century: Jacques Mayol (played by Jean-Marc Barr) and Enzo Maiorca (renamed to "Enzo Molinari" and played by Jean Reno), and Mayol's fictionalized relationship with his girlfriend Johana Baker (played by Rosanna Arquette).
The film, which covers their childhood in Protected content Greece to their deaths in a Protected content Sicilian diving competition, is a cult-classic in the diving fraternity, and became one of France's most commercially successful films (although an adaptation for US release was a commercial failure in that country). President of France Jacques Chirac referred to the film in describing Mayol, after his death in Protected content , as having been an enduring symbol for the "Big Blue" generation.[3]
The story was heavily adapted for cinema — in real life Mayol lived from Protected content Protected content Maiorca retired from diving to politics in the Protected content . Both set no-limits category deep diving records below Protected content , and Mayol was indeed involved in scientific research into human aquatic potential, but neither reached Protected content Protected content as portrayed in the film, and they were not direct competitors. Mayol himself was a screenwriter for the film,[4] and Mayol's search for love, family, "wholeness" and the meaning of life and death, and the conflict and tension between his yearning for the deep, and his relationship with his girlfriend, also form part of the backdrop for the latter part of the film.

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