WIFF | FILMS

ODYSSEY, THE (L'ODYSSEE)

Review

Director:

Jérôme Salle

Genre:

Adventure

Country:

France

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2016

Language:

French

Runtime:

122 Minutes

Description:

From 1949 to 1979, the film follows thirty years in the life of captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the famous researcher, scientist, inventor and filmmaker whose greatest achievement is to have made the general public more curious - and accordingly closer - to the sea. A genius, a leader and a charismatic opinion maker, Cousteau was not without defects. We view Cousteau in mid-1979 at the worst time of his life: his favorite son, Philippe, has just died in the crash of a plane he was piloting. The dashing conqueror of the sea has suddenly become a broken old man, tempted to discouragement but his eldest son Jean-Michel is by his side to help him overcome his grief and go on with his mission.

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