As Besson's Atlantis demonstrated, Nature's inclination to overstatement is specially apparent in the abundance of marine life. Riefenstahl's featurette (premiered in her centenary year) is the pick of her decades-long accumulation of undersea imagery. It's all a show: there's no commentary, and if you want to know what that weird looking thing is, with its fat, polka-dot face and racy yellow stripes, or whether those spectacularly arcing tendrils are animal or vegetable, you won't find out here. It's brief enough not to become tedious, but the Moroder-Walker score witters on, adding nothing but mild irritation.
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