If you are a diving aficionado, read below. You must know Luc Besson’s movie The Big Blue, about the life of free-diving world champion Jacques Mayhol. Starring Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno and Rosanna Arquette, Le Grand Bleu is dedicated to the passion and attraction the ocean can inspire. The result is a dazzling imagery, extensive underwater scenes and a soundtrack featuring whales singing in the background.
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‘Le Grand Bleu (The Big Blue) film locations
Film locations: Greece; Italy; France; Peru; New York; Virgin Islands
Director Luc Besson
Cast Jean-Marc Barr
Diver Jacques Mayhol (Jean-Marc Barr) has a mysterious affinity with dolphins and a friendly rivalry with fellow diver Enzo (Jean Reno), in Luc Besson’s gorgeous, if slightly pretentious, underwater epic filmed in varied locations around the world, including Greece; Sicily; France; New York; Peru; and the Virgin Islands.
The childhood home of the young Jacques Mayhol on Greece, where he’s already competing against Enzo, is Manganari, on the east coast of Ios, one of the Greek Cyclades islands, halfway between Naxos and Santorini in the Aegean Sea. In fact, Luc Besson spent part of his childhood here, and its pristine beauty was an inspiration for the film.
Jumping forward to 1988, the grown-up Enzo collects $10,000 for rescuing a trapped diver from a stranded wreck at Liveros Bay on Amorgos, the easternmost island of the Cyclades. The Olympia, a real wreck still stranded in the bay, was supposedly run aground deliberately while carrying contraband goods.’
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