PG | | Adventure, Drama, Sport
The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown.
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You really send him under the ice? He isn't a slave or convict or anything, is he?
Dr. Laurence: My dear, science is a cruel mistress.
Johanna: How is he going to breathe?
Dr. Laurence: He isn't.
When Johana, a New Yorker, arrives in Peru, a sign at the train station reveals that she is over 4000m above sea level, and is seen walking and talking normally. At that altitude, someone who lives at sea level would take several days to acclimatise.
SPOILER: The French and European versions end with Jaques swimming off with the dolphin, after having reached a depth where he can not survive. In the American version, a happier ending was added, where the dolphin takes Jacques to the surface.
French, English, Italian
$1,617,462 21 August 1988