The Odyssey (L’odyssée) 15

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DIRECTOR Jérôme Salle
CAST Lambert Wilson, Audrey Tautou, Pierre Niney, Laurent Lucas

A lavish biopic about French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau spanning 30 years, with a handsome story and stunning underwater photography.

This lavish and handsomely crafted biopic tells the story of the celebrated oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. Spanning roughly 30 years, it follows the Frenchman’s evolution from eccentrically ambitious naval officer to internationally revered explorer and ecologist viewed through the prism of his relationship with his wife and son. The dazzling cinematography of Matias Boucard captures the awe and wonder of the aquatic world that Cousteau introduced to his audiences.
(2016 France 118 mins Subtitled)

In this account of a life lived not only in land but underwater – and chronicled there at length – the story and the stars aren’t the only drawcard, of course. Of paramount importance is The Odyssey‘s ability to capture the wonders of the sea and evoke the feeling that entranced Jacques, which it achieves handsomely and convincingly.  Sarah Ward, Arts Hub

Language: French, English

BBFC advice: Contains mild bad language, threat and brief mild violence
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