Diva [WS] [Meridian Collection] [DVD] [French] [1981]
  • SKU: 16795327
  • Release Date: 06/03/2008
  • Rating: R
  • 5.0 (1)
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Special Features

  • 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
    Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez - Cynthia Hawkins
  • Richard Bohringer
    Richard Bohringer - Gorodish
  • Dominique Pinon
    Dominique Pinon - Le Curé
  • Jacques Fabbri
    Jacques Fabbri - Jean Saporta
  • Roland Bertin
    Roland Bertin - Weinstadt

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