film, directed by Luc Besson
. French title La Grande Bleu
. US release is supposed to be a mockery of the original. Starring Rosanna Arquette
, Jean-Marc Barr
. Also stars Jean Reno
, one of the reasons to watch the movie. This film has something of a cult
status among scuba
divers, although it is actually about skindiving
. Beautiful Mediterranean
scenery. Hypnotic sequence shot under polar icecap. Literally a movie that makes you hold your breath.
Interesting physiological fact:
The need to breathe is caused by accumulation of carbon dioxide in the blood, not by lack of oxygen. Skindivers make use of this fact and hyperventilate before a dive. However, lack of oxygen can lead to loss of consciousness, even before the need to breathe kicks in.