• Italy Atlantis - Le creature del mare
Documentary / Music
France / Italy, 1991, 78 min

Directed by:

Luc Besson


Luc Besson, Christian Pétron


Eric Serra
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Described by director Luc Besson as a marine opera, Atlantis is a highly-accomplished underwater experience. Shot over three years in locations as varied as the Loyal Islands, the Great Barrier Reef, the Seychelles and the North Pole, Atlantis is in turns surreal, humorous, alarming and unforgettable. Set to a score by the celebrated composer Eric Serra, it is a beautiful and exhilarating journey into a largely unseen world. (Madman Entertainment)


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English A spectacular documentary with a plethora of evocative scenes that, together with Eric Serra's fantastic score, create an exquisite audiovisual experience. On the one hand, the film is an ordinary animal documentary, while on the other hand it is a magical symphony accompanied by unique images. The most impressive scenes for me were the ones with the manta rays and the whale sharks. ()


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English It all floats along nicely all right, but somehow I don't trust the calm meditation of that punk Besson, especially in scenes where I'm looking at the iguana on the rock and Serra goes all "Get your body moving." ()



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English In my opinion, Atlantis is an unrivalled underwater documentary that is something more than just a documentary. I danced, and I was moved. ()


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English Starring the captivating music of Eric Serra and the beauty of the underwater world. The result is a meditative spectacle, during which one asks what the hell is the point of it all, that we can, for example, shoot rockets into space, when nature can do all THAT and doesn't need us to do it at all. On the contrary - we are more likely to hinder it. ()

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