Modern noir meets high opera in the French suspense flick Diva. Delivery boy Jules has an opera obsession. He spends his small disposable income on sophisticated sound equipment and manages to bootleg a live performance of his favorite diva, Cynthia Hawkins (played by real-life opera singer Wilhelmina Wiggins Fernandez). But Jules is spotted making the recording by shady investors who want the tape. As if that weren't enough, a second cassette, filled with enough evidence to topple an international drug and prostitution ring, makes its way into Jules's mailbag. Writer-director Jean-Jacques Beineix does a terrific job of adapting Delacorta's pulpy novel for the screen, keeping all the excitement while adding a layer of depth. A movie to make even a dedicated opera hater appreciate a perfectly sung aria, Diva has enormous loft apartments, thugs galore, gorgeous visuals, and a corker of a chase scene. Watch it--and watch your back. --Ali Davis --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I was not able to use it. It was only useful for Europeans I was robbedPublished 3 months ago by Janine Poley
This is a great French movie to watch. I find this movie most fun to watch. Hope there might be a blu-ray version.Published 20 months ago by Kevin Barton
In the same way 'The Breakfast Club' defined a certain kind of 1980s
US filmmaking, and 'Blow Up' defined 1960s hipness, 'Diva'
defined a certain kind of 1980s European... Read more
One of the best movies from the early 80's. This movie is filled with visual beauty and vivid colors. Read more
I first viewed this movie in the mid-late eighties as a impressionable, idealistic, young man. It was my first real foray into "foreign" film. Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2005
Diva is poetically visual as it displays a cinematically stunning experience, which renders one speechless with its sublime cinematography. Read morePublished on June 4 2004 by Swederunner
Diva is very intriguing with it's two parallel plots. The first time I saw this movie I was a bit confused and to this day I wouldn't know how to properly categorize it. Read morePublished on May 1 2004 by K. Wirsch
Sorry, but I agree with the fellow who says that this film
is overrated. To those who love it, "I'm happy for you. Read more