I know about this scene for quite a while but haven’t posted it here so far.
A nice guy asked if I would know it and now, I wanna make a post about it.
Here we have the two scuba scenes of the movie.
In the first one, a young couple dives around…each on their own(!), and soon the guy gets into trouble…
In the main scene at the end of the movie they are diving again, and this time the frogwomen gets into trouble….big trouble!
….trouble! She is trapped in a net!
She gets into…..
A happy diver-couple!
(click to enlarge)
And here is the video:
Sorry, but that is actually the best picture quality available for this rare greek movie.
Well…..I would say….WOW! And not really a good wow…. 😆
They have a gorgeous woman in a solid wetsuit. She dives into a net. A good scenario!
But so many aspects here are really badly done….
First the music: Sounds like a madman on drugs playing some most annoying sounds on his electric keyboard. I get headaches from that…..
And there are so many logic plotholes I don’t know where to start!
Ok, why the happy couple is always diving each on their own….I don’t know….pretty reckless, but ok, not unlogical at least.
Two times she reaches for her knife more or less, why doesn’t she get it???? She isn’t so trapped that she couldn’t reach it.
I guess her tank is supposed to be empty at one point but she is exhaling all the time through her mouthpiece on regular basis. When is she supposed to be out of air?
Of course, it’s the usual theme: when a diver is trapped he/she has only a few % of air left…. oh man.
Why are they cutting SO often (in way too long scenes) to him setting on these rocks???? That interrupts way too often her dramatic scenes.
He decides that she may be in trouble so starts looking for her. Good idea! But why is he diving as slow as a 100-year-old grandma? The love of your life seems to be in trouble… man! She is diving alone and her tank must be pretty empty!!!! You should HURRY….a bit at least….
Often it seems like she isn’t really trapped in the net as it is floating pretty high above the ground. It looks like she even could reach the surface sometimes.
He finally finds her! And what does he do??? He starts yanking on the net! ARGGGGGGGGHHHHHH
Perhaps she needs air???? You could give her some!!!! You also have a knife! Use it, damn it!
All the time she is still conscious and kicking. Just before they reach the surface she doesn’t move anymore. Is he sharing his air with her? NOOOO, still he does nothing like that.
They reach the surface, she still has the regulator in her mouth, which would be very unusual for someone out of air….
But what then? Does he give her mouth to mouth? No, she pushes and pulls a little on her!!!?! Ok, I know that mouth to mouth rescue isn’t a very old technique. And there were older ones before that.
But good god, he moves so slowly! So very slowly …like she would be a puppet on a first aid exercise….no rush….she isn’t breathing…but take your time.
Then she is seemingly conscious for some seconds….but quickly dies afterward??????
And he is still very relaxed… maybe he is thinking: “what the hell, my beloved is dead now….well, then I can go home now and make dinner”.
WHAT???? Who comes up with all that madness?
I guess the screenwriter/director was as mad as the music composer.
Ok, I admit I haven’t seen the full movie as it is in greek language. But so much is going wrong in this final dive scene which could have been so much better!
*EDIT* Here are some background news I got from the nice guy who reminded me about this movie:
The translate of the title is “that summer”. She is scuba teacher but has cancer as the script says. Althought decided to dive with her ex husband. At the second dive she didn’t felt ok underwater because of her illness and finally died. For this reason her ex husband didn’t do her anything to save her.
Well, there you can see how important a background story can be to understand this weirdness better.
But still, I am convinced of many of the things I wrote above.
For you folks I edited the final scene to a much BETTER version …with an open ending (blog exclusive):
The title of the movie is already in the video…but here is the IMDB page:
So, what do you think of all of that?
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