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1,119 Ratings


Directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix
France, 1981
Drama, Thriller, Comedy


Director Jean-Jacques Beineix launched the Cinéma du Look movement with this stylish cult thriller about a young postal carrier (Frédéric Andréi) who finds a pair of Taiwanese bootleggers after him when they discover he illegally recorded a reclusive opera singer perform live.

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Diva Directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix

Critics reviews

The film contains a famous motorcycle chase that partly takes place in the Paris subway; one of the most celebrated sequences of its day, it generates tremendous suspense while showcasing Beineix’s filmmaking chops.
January 04, 2019
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At the start of the eighties, an unknown director was redefining, in spectacular fashion, Good and Evil at the cinema. The audience, alone, loved Diva which the critics shunned, merely reproaching Jean-Jacques Beineix for having indulged in a fussy exercise in ‘applied advertising’… Seeing Diva again one Sunday morning on Canal Plus is of course a confirmation of just how much the film is in its element on television.
November 21, 1988
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