6.6/10
4,299
8 user 66 critic

The Odyssey (2016)

L'odyssée (original title)
Trailer
2:07 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
The aquatic adventure of the highly influential and fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher, and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life.

Director:

Jérôme Salle

Writers:

Jérôme Salle (screenplay), Laurent Turner (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
Reviews
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Open at Night (2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

One night to change everything. One night to save a theater, one night to change one's perspective about life. Luigi will push and pull Faeza with him everywhere around Paris an entire night to save his theater.

Director: Edouard Baer
Stars: Edouard Baer, Sabrina Ouazani, Audrey Tautou
The Odyssey (1997)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The warrior King Odysseus leaves his idyllic life in the kingdom of Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. After winning the war, he now must endure a lengthy, ten-year journey to return, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Isabella Rossellini
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In Nice, the international police force and the Russian mafia are chasing Anthony Zimmer, an intelligent man responsible for laundry of dirty money in France. Zimmer had extensive plastic ... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme Salle
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Yvan Attal, Sami Frey
Eternity (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The story of the women and relationships that define a family across a century.

Director: Anh Hung Tran
Stars: Audrey Tautou, Bérénice Bejo, Mélanie Laurent
Amor maman (2019)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Roland is forty years old. Solitary and a bit lunar, he thinks he will discover one morning that he is the hidden son of Arielle Dombasle. He decides to go to meet his mother who will ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Menou
Stars: Arielle Dombasle, Roland Menou, Edith Scob
The Odyssey (2016)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The Odyssey is a documentary about the importance of outdoor education for students. The film follows a grade 7/8 class from a Montessori school in Canada on their outdoor expedition ... See full summary »

Director: Brynn Weigelt
Stars: Claire Aberdeen, Alexsa Benedito, Jonathan Birmingham
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Largo Winch, the newly appointed CEO of the W Group, is accused of crimes against humanity on the very day he announces his intention to sell his corporation and use the proceeds to create a humanitarian foundation.

Director: Jérôme Salle
Stars: Tomer Sisley, Sharon Stone, Ulrich Tukur
Thérèse (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures.

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche, Anaïs Demoustier
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A hairdresser forwards a passionate love letter to her mother.

Director: Pierre Salvadori
Stars: Audrey Tautou, Nathalie Baye, Sami Bouajila
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A widow discovers that her husband sent an innocent man to jail to cover-up his own crimes.

Director: Pierre Salvadori
Stars: Adèle Haenel, Pio Marmaï, Audrey Tautou
Adventure

Meet the real Arsène Lupin.

Director: Jérôme Salle
The Odyssey (2006)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The film consists of 24 continuous shorts by 24 groups of filmmakers telling the complete story of THE ODYSSEY, Homer's epic in 24 chapters. The story begins at the end of a war, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Basquin, Liz Bonaventura, and 32 more credits »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lambert Wilson ... Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Pierre Niney ... Philippe Cousteau
Audrey Tautou ... Simone Cousteau
Laurent Lucas ... Philippe Tailliez
Benjamin Lavernhe Benjamin Lavernhe ... Jean-Michel Cousteau
Vincent Heneine ... Albert 'Bébert' Falco
Thibault de Montalembert Thibault de Montalembert ... Etienne Deshaies
Roger Van Hool ... Daniel Cousteau dit Daddy
Chloe Hirschman ... Jan Cousteau
Adam Neill ... David Wolper
Olivier Galfione Olivier Galfione ... Frédéric Dumas
Martin Loizillon Martin Loizillon ... Henri Plé
Ulysse Stein Ulysse Stein ... Philippe Cousteau (enfant)
Rafaël de Ferran Rafaël de Ferran ... Jean-Michel Cousteau (enfant)
Chloe Williams Chloe Williams ... Eugénie Clark
Edit

Storyline

From 1949 to 1979, thirty years in the life of captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the famous researcher, scientist, inventor, filmmaker whose greatest achievement is to have made the general public more curious - and accordingly closer - to the sea. A genius, a leader of men and a charismatic opinion maker, Cousteau was not without defects, his being unfaithful to ever-supportive wife Simone for example or else his vainglory..., but let him who is without sin cast the first stone. The spectator leaves 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... Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

One of the biggest productions in the history of European cinema! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, language, and smoking | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

12 October 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Odisseia See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,722,918
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

French visa # 121720. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Jacques-Yves Cousteau: With this equipment we can breathe underwater, free as a fish without effort. Thanks to this invention, man can live up to his century-old dream. Fly. Because once underwater, you're totally weightless. From above, you have your beautiful sunlight and you are getting dark blue. You swim between those two worlds, far from the people, the noise, silent. And the sea... The sea surrounds you, carries you...
See more »

Connections

Featured in ACS France (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

California Dreamin
Written by John Phillips & Michelle Phillips
Performed by The Mamas and the Papas
Distrubuted by Dunhill Records
(from the 1965 album "If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears")
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Jaques, the Explorer
25 May 2019 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

If like me you were just periphically aware of Jaques Cousteau, this movie will you an insight. To the man, to the dreams and to his accomplishments, against all odds and all that. I mean some of the dialog (which may or may not be exaggerated) with film producers is just (comedy) gold. But you can see why they only had profit in their mind and he was out there for a different purpose. Now he was able to move his goals/dreams or make them bigger, by thinking outisde the box (no pun intended).

The movie is in french but there are quite a few scenes that are also in english. The main thing is, we get an insight into how he became who many got to know or read upon later on. Also an "influencer" as some might call him nowadays. An inspiring movie, that tells us to reach for the stars or the bottom of the sea - whichever is closer to your heart!


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed