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The Odyssey

Running time: 118 mins

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Summer, 1946. The Cousteau family live in their beautiful house by the Mediterranean Sea. By day they go diving, 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, Jacques's son Philippe finds his father greatly altered - an international celebrity with megalomaniac dreams of grafting gills to humans and creating underwater cities. Despite their mutual love and admiration, violent conflict between these two passionate men is inevitable.

This biopic of the legendary French underwater explorer is based on books about Cousteau as well as testimony gathered by Jérôme Salle and his team. In French with English subtitles.