- SKU: 16795327
- Release Date: 06/03/2008
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Ratings & Reviews
- Digitally mastered transfer approved by director Jean-Jacques Beineix
- Scene-specific audio commentary with Jean-Jacques Beineix
- Interview with Jean-Jacques Beineix
- Interview with director of photography Philippe Rousselot
- Interview with set designer Hilton McConnico
- Additional interviews with cast and crew
- Introduction to interviews by Phil Powrie, author of Jean-Jacques Beineix
- 16x9 widescreen
- Remastered French Dolby monaural audio
- English and Spanish subtitles
The diva of the title is a famous black opera singer (Wilhelmina Wiggins-Fernandez) who steadfastly refuses to be recorded. The singer is idolized by young French mail-carrier Jules (Frederic Andrei), who sneaks a tape recorder into the theater and records her performance. This is witnessed by a pair of Taiwanese criminals, who unlike Andrei wish to profit from the bootlegged recording. They begin to pursue the boy, as do a couple of home-grown hooligans who believe that Jules is in possession of some murder evidence. The serpentine plot leads to a warm friendship between Jules and the reclusive diva - and to a brilliantly photographed (by Philipe Rousselot) motorcycle chase through the subway tunnels of Paris. Diva marked the directorial debut of Jean-Jacques Beineix, whose obvious fondness for the more esoteric techniques of the Nouvelle Vague never impedes his willingness to simply entertain his audiences. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez - Cynthia Hawkins
- Richard Bohringer - Gorodish
- Dominique Pinon - Le Curé
- Jacques Fabbri - Jean Saporta
- Roland Bertin - Weinstadt
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