Diva 1981

director: Jean-Jacques Beineix  


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France

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Comedy, Romance, Opera - and Murder
WINNER OF FOUR CESAR AWARDS, PARIS 1981
THE FILM THAT TOOK AMERICA BY STORM
VOTED BEST FILM AT FILMEX 1982
"STYLE AND CHIC HANKY PANKY... A GLITTERING TOY OF A MOVIE"
Pauline Kael, New Yorker
"ONE OF THE FINEST FILMS FROM FRANCE IN A DECADE"
Village Voice
"DIVINE MADNESS, FULL OF COMEDY, ROMANCE, OPERA - AND MURDER"
Rolling Stone
"BRILLIANT... PERSISTENTLY ENTERTAINING... IT'S TERRIFIC"
Chicago Sunday Times
The confessions of an ex-prostitute, recorded shakily on cassette, which threaten to reveal vast criminal corruption involving drugs, sex, prostitution and the police force itself. A brutal murder causes the tape to fall into a Paris post-boy's possession. But there is another tape in the story: a true fans love of a star has prompted this Mobylette-riding post-boy to illicity record the object of his admiration, the world famous Diva in performance. The tape of very high quality - is rendered all the more precious for the Diva's absolute refusal ever to record. Pursued now by both gangsters and a very shady pair of record bootleggers desperate for the Diva tape, the boy goes on the run, aided by a mignonesque Vietnamese girl and worldly-wise lover. At the films bloody climax , the tape of the prostitute plays to its very committed audience. It is followed by the opera, playing to the Diva, who has never heard herself perform.

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Distributor Palace
Catalogue Number PVC2013A
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Release Date November 1982
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