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The Odyssey  4592

Release date: Fri 14 Jul 2017
Running time:124 (2h04’)
Age restriction:10–12PG

Summer, 1946. The Cousteau family - Jacques, his wife Simone and their two children, Philippe and Jean-Michel - live in their beautiful house by the Mediterranean sea. By day they dive, by night they watch the stars. It's paradise on Earth. But, Jacques is never content. He lives and breathes adventure and believes absolutely in the virtues of progress. With his invention, the aqualung, his recently acquired vessel, the Calypso, and a crew of free-spirited adventurers, he is ready to cross the world's oceans.

Ten years later, back from boarding school, Philippe finds his father greatly altered – an international celebrity with megalomaniac dreams of grafting gills to humans and creating underwater cities. Jacques cannot see it yet, but Philippe already understands that progress and pollution have begun to lay waste to the marine world. Despite their mutual love and admiration, conflict between these two passionate men is inevitable.

Based on Mon pere, le commandant / Capitaine de la Calypso (the books) by Jean-Michel Cousteau / Albert Falco, Yves Paccalet.

Genre: Adventure, Biopic
Cast: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou, Laurent Lucas, Benjamin Lavernhe, Vincent Heneine, Thibault de Montalembert
Directed by: Jérôme Salle
Screenplay: Jérôme Salle, Laurent Turner
Music: Alexandre Desplat
Produced by: Nathalie Gastaldo Godeau, Philippe Godeau, Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier
Language: French, English

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