The Odyssey

The Odyssey
  • 2016
  • France
  • 2h 2min
  • Directed by: Jérôme Salle
  • Cast: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou
  • Language: French
  • UK release: 18 August 2017
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Biopic of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau (Wilson), focusing on his strained relationship with his son. It looks fantastic, but becomes bogged down in soap opera conventions and biopic cliché, with characters such as Cousteau’s long-suffering wife Simone (Tautou) pushed to the sidelines.

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The Odyssey

14 Aug 20173 stars

Lambert Wilson plays Jacques Cousteau in Jérôme Salle's fantastic-looking but rather clichéd biopic

The long, hectic life of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau could lend itself to a dozen different biographies. The Odyssey (L'Odyssée) puts the emphasis on Cousteau's strained relationship with his son and the family dramas caused by his restless…

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