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Atmospheric soundtrack follows this compilation of nature footage that focuses on the Atlantic ocean and various life forms that live, mate and die in it. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Luc Besson 
Produced by
Claude Besson .... executive producer
Luc Besson .... co-producer
Mario Cecchi Gori .... co-producer
Vittorio Cecchi Gori .... co-producer
David Robert Cobb .... executive producer
Patrice Ledoux .... producer
Original Music by
Eric Serra 
Cinematography by
Luc Besson 
Christian Pétron 
Film Editing by
Luc Besson 
Production Management
Monique Pautas .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcia De Caviedes .... assistant director
Pat Purcell .... assistant director
Vincent Ravalec .... assistant director
Brent Spector .... assistant director
Catherine Thabourin .... assistant director
Sound Department
Michel Barlier .... foley engineer
Dominik Borde .... sound engineer
William Flageollet .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrice Grisolet .... sound editor
Marie Guesnier .... sound
Matt Howe .... sound engineer
Alain Lévy .... assistant foley artist
Jérôme Lévy .... foley artist
Isabelle Martin .... assistant sound engineer
Eric Mauer .... sound effects
Pascal Mazière .... assistant foley artist
Simon Rhodes .... assistant sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
François Gentit .... assistant camera
Vincent Jeannot .... camera operator: second unit
Editorial Department
Fanchon Brulé .... first assistant editor
Catherine Constant .... assistant editor
Frédérique Recoque .... assistant editor
Music Department
John Altman .... conductor
The Ambrosian Singers .... chorus (as The John Mc Carthy Ambrosian Singers)
Dominik Borde .... music engineer
Dominik Borde .... music mixer
Matt Howe .... music recording engineer
London Philharmonic Orchestra .... orchestra (as The London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
John McCarthy .... chorus master (as The John Mc Carthy Ambrosian Singers)
Simon Rhodes .... assistant music recording engineer
Claude Serra .... executive music producer
Eric Serra .... music producer
Eric Serra .... orchestrator
Eric Serra .... synthesizer
Ray William .... executive music producer
Other crew
Marc Biehler .... diving director
Rachel Griffiths .... script supervisor
Gabrielle Mairesse .... press attache
Roland Ory .... helicopter pilot
Vanessa Paradis .... special thanks

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78 min | Finland:76 min (1992)
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It ain't a movie - it's another world, 23 December 2000
Author: Dockelektro from Portugal

I was a fan of Luc Besson since 1997, when I saw "Léon". And since I saw that movie, I scoured every video store looking for his films. Some were easy to find (The Fifth Element and Nikita were broadcasted), some weren't ("Subway" and "The Big Blue" had to be imported). Atlantis was the kind of movie I never expected to get my hands on. So you can see what I looked like when a German site had the video on stock. I waited two long months, expecting to see that movie I always wanted to see. When the movie finally arrived, I turned off all the lights, covered the led of the video, covered the little light of the TV and sat in my room with the stereo real loud. And the movie was a child-like dream. I heard many people saying it was a failure, I heard many people saying it was boring... It's all lies. I can't describe the movie by writing what I thought of it. It's difficult to talk about a movie which doesn't talk to the ears but directly to the heart. Here we have the impression that there is another planet... down there. Like in the snake scene. She moves like the snakes do, but the water is so clear that it seems like she and the others around her are floating in a aetherium. And the impression I got during the movie was that sometimes we just have to open ourselves to the sheer experiences of life and let go. This movie plays in our minds like a beautiful dream, and there are few movies that can do it. The love of the director by the ocean has never been so clear. And by making this movie, he somewhat passes on his message and makes us love the ocean also. Full praise to this work of art! Besson never stopped amazing...

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