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ATLANTIS

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In the words of its creator, Luc Besson, Atlantis is a marine opera, and unlike a traditional documentary it has no narration or commentary. Composed of images and music, Atlantis was shot over three years in various underwater locations from the Loyal Islands to the Great Barrier Reef, the Seychelles to the North Pole. It is a voyage through a still largely unknown part of our earth.

"Made seven years ago, Atlantis is Luc Bessonís plea for the world underwater, where marine life fights manís ignorance or greed for survival. Besson, a seasoned deep sea diver, made the film as both a celebration of the wonders of this world and as an essay in favour of a concerted effort to protect the sea from manís actions. With his creative flair (he later made the exotic sci fi adventure, The Fifth Element), Besson adds to the images with sometimes jocular sometimes pointed musical references, turning the documentary into something more moving and lasting. Although much has been done in underwater filming, Atlantis stands apart for its focused emotional message."
Andrew L. Urban

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ATLANTIS (G)
France

DIRECTOR: Luc Besson

PRODUCER: Claude Besson

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Luc Besson, Christian Petron

EDITOR: Luc Besson

MUSIC: Eric Serra

RUNNING TIME: 76 minutes

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR: Potential Films

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: November 26, 1998







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