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Diva (1981) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Frederic Andrei, Roland Bertin, Richard Bohringer, Chantal Deruaz, Thuy An Luu, Wilhelmina Fernandez, Dominique Pinon

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American opera singer Cynthia Hawkins (Fernandez) refuses to do recordings. One of her fans, a young Parisian courier named Jules (Andrei) secretly and illegally bootlegs a concert performance by Hawkins. Shortly after, a young woman drops in his delivery pouch another tape which contains information that implicates a powerful politician with the mob, and then she is murdered. Now Jules has both the mob after him (for the surveillance tape) and a pair of wealthy Asian businessmen (for his valuable bootleg recording). Fortunately, he finds useful friends in Alba (Luu), an art student and shoplifter, and the mysteriously wealthy Weinstadt (Bohringer). This stylish New Wave-y 1981 film was writer-director Jean Jacques-Beineix's near debut; visually startling and featuring a thrilling motorcycle chase through the streets and subway of Paris, one might call it a "bright noir."
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   hunted by killer/stalker Criminal enemy is...    -   politicians

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns

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