Director Jean-Jacques Beineix (Betty Blue) launched the Cinéma du look movement with this stylish cult thriller that remains as innovative today as when it premiered in 1981. Jules (Frédéric Andréi), a young postal carrier, illegally tapes a concert of a reclusive opera singer (American soprano Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez). Jules’ attempts to woo the diva are interrupted when Taiwanese bootleggers come after the recording. His problems worsen when a prostitute slips another tape, one that incriminates a police chief, into his bag. Now, Jules must escape the police chief, the cop’s henchmen and the bootleggers to keep both precious tapes safe—and to stay alive. Featuring a celebrated chase through the Paris Metro and an early appearance by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie) favorite Dominique Pinon, Diva earned César Awards for Beineix, Vladimir Cosma’s (Le Bal) sumptuous music and Philippe Rousselot’s (Henry & June) eye-popping cinematography.
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Critic and Author Simon Abrams | Scene Specific Audio Commentary by Director Jean-Jacques Beineix | Introduction by Professor Phil Powrie (Author of JEAN-JACQUES BEINEIX) and Eric Grinda (6:20) | Interview with Composer Vladimir Cosma (10:47) | Interview with Casting Director Dominique Besnehard (7:20) | Interview with Star Frédéric Andréi (5:46) | Interview with Actors Anny Romand and Dominique Pinon (12:02) | Interview with Actor Richard Bohringer (6:53) | HOLDING GROUND with Director Jean-Jacques Beineix (11:00) | IN THE CAFÉ with Director Jean-Jacques Beineix (8:30) | Interview with Cinematographer Philippe Rousselot (6:04) | Interview with Set Designer Hilton McConnico (6:50) | Theatrical Trailer | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | In French with Optional English Subtitles