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The Odyssey 2016 PG

122 mins France Director. Jérôme Salle

Pioneer. Innovator. Filmmaker. Adventurer. World-renowned captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau (Lambert Wilson) was many things. Jérôme Salle's film charts the explorer's life through 30 years, from his dramatic decision to quit his military career and devote himself to the sea, to his status as a major opinion-maker. However, Cousteau's flaws are not shied away from either, and his fraught relationship with his favourite son Philippe (Niney) imbues this biopic with a nuanced emotional anchor. Boasting gorgeous underwater cinematography, The Odyssey is a fine tribute to the lure of the sea and the oceanic wonders that so captivated Cousteau.

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Directed by

Jérôme Salle

Featuring

Audrey Tautou

Pierre Niney

Lambert Wilson

Genres

Drama Biopic

Certificate

PG mild bad language, threat, brief mild violence

Released

2016

Country

France

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