‘Diva’: a French crime thriller
The debut film of director Jean-Jacques Beineix, 'Diva' a story about a famous black opera singer who steadfastly refuses to be recorded will be screened at 6.30 pm on Wednesday, January 2 Alliance Française, Colombo.
The French crime thriller, directed in 1981 portrays Jules, a young Parisian postman, who secretly records a concert performance given by the opera singer Cynthia Hawkins, whom he idolises. The following day, Jules runs into a woman who is being pursued by armed thugs.
Before she is killed, the woman slips an audio cassette into his mail bag. Unwittingly, the young postman becomes the target of some sinister Orientals who saw him record the concert and the sadistic armed killers, who have been instructed to recover the audio cassette at any cost...
The film stars Frédéric Andréi , Roland Bertin, Richard Bohringer, Gérard Darmon and Chantal Deruaz.