The Big Blue charts the competition and friendship between Jacques (Jean-Marc Barr) and Enzo ((Jean Reno) first in their youth, and then when they meet again at the World Free Diving Championships in Sicily years later.

A dreamy adolescent, Jacques 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. Enzo, 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.

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Watch 'The Big Blue'

Monday 26 July, 9:30pm on SBS World Movies (streaming after at SBS On Demand)
Tuesday 27 July, 11:30am on SBS World Movies
Wednesday 28 July, 2:05am on SBS World Movies

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France, 1988
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: French, Italian
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Jean Reno, Jean-Marc Barr, Rosanna Arquette, Griffin Dunne

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