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The Odyssey Rated PG

The Odyssey

Dir. Jérôme Salle. France, 2016. 2h 3m. French/subs. Starring Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou, Laurent Lucas, Benjamin Lavernhe, Vincent Heneine.

A gorgeously shot biopic about the life of Jacques Cousteau, the French scientist who made the world more curious about the sea. The film focuses on his adventures aboard the Calypso and the rocky relationship between him and his family.

'Sunbeams illuminating tropical fish, sea lions shimmying through a kelp forest -- some of the underwater photography is gorgeous in Jérôme Salle's glossy French-language biopic of Jacques Cousteau.' Ed Potton, The Times

'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, ArtsHub