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.
Selected as the opening film at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.
It's not like him to be late. Of course, sometimes he doesn't show up at all.
Unlike SCUBA divers, free divers become negatively buoyant below depths of around 15m (varies a bit depending on body type, weight belt, and wet-suit thickness). In the final scene when Jacques let's go of the sled to swim toward the dolphin, he appears neutrally buoyant. In reality, at that depth, he would have had to actively swim toward to surface to avoid passively sinking deeper.
The "R" rated director's cut on video includes usages of the "F" word and two sex scenes (featuring nudity by Jean Marc Barr and Roseanna Arquette).
French, English, Italian
$1,617,462 21 August 1988