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Luc Bessons movie The Big Blue plays like a love letter to the Sea In beautiful images this movie follows the life of two friends who grew up together in Greece - although one of them is Italian Enzo and the other French Jacques Both have a fascination with the ocean and free-diving Enzo is the world champion in free diving going from one competition to the next for a living He is not using his ability to dive to rescue divers in need but only to prove to himself and the world that he can hold his breath longer than anyone else and that he can dive to depths no other man can Jacques on the other hand is not very competitive and uses his incredible diving skills for science He supports studies that try to find out what give him this rather unique ability Jacques struggles between love to a Sea and love to a woman Attraction to the better place is stronger than feelings towards his girlfriend Johanna and he is unable to negate his nature Life in small village in Greece is closely connected with the sea Jacques from his early childhood experiences the feel of blue blanket covering him while exploring hidden places and treasures But the sea betrays him by taking his dad away while he is diving Even though dolphins and sea itself are becoming Jacquess new home Happiest when underwater his nature does not allow him to adjust to the norm that is accepted by the rest of society He is often ill at ease when having to deal with others He prefers the company of dolphins to that of men In fact he appears to consider dolphins as something of a kindred spirit He dives professionally helping salvage crews and working with insurance companies but he appears to take little real interest in the work - he does it because he loves diving and sea This
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