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Highly influential and a fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau's aquatic adventure covers roughly thirty years of an... See more »

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau
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Philippe Cousteau
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Simone Cousteau
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Philippe Tailliez
Benjamin Lavernhe ...
Jean-Michel Cousteau
Vincent Heneine ...
Albert 'Bébert' Falco
Thibault de Montalembert ...
Etienne Deshaies
Roger Van Hool ...
Daniel Cousteau dit Daddy
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Jan Cousteau
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David Wolper
Olivier Galfione ...
Frédéric Dumas
Martin Loizillon ...
Henri Plé
Ulysse Stein ...
Philippe Cousteau (enfant)
Rafaël de Ferran ...
Jean-Michel Cousteau (enfant)
Chloe Williams ...
Eugénie Clark
Stephen Jennings ...
Un producteur d'ABC
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Un producteur d'ABC
Kevin Otto ...
Un producteur d'ABC
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Un producteur d'ABC
Michael Kirch ...
Un producteur d'ABC
Gérard Watkins ...
Le maître de cérémonie
Philippe Paul Snodgrass ...
Le copilote
Marius Du Plooy ...
André Laban
Paul Snodgrass ...
Le copilote de Philippe Cousteau
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Serge Foulon - un cameraman
Talie Mergui ...
Alexandra
Sue Dall ...
Une admiratrice à New York
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Le cuistot de la Calypso
Katie Farringer ...
Une admiratrice à New York
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Un journaliste TV
Olga Du Toit ...
La journaliste à la conférence de presse
Paul Harris ...
Le journaliste du talk-show
Richard Antrobus ...
Le surveillant du pensionnat
Apollo Guitard ...
L'enfant moqueur au pensionnat
Tinarie van Wyk Loots ...
L'assistante TV
Danijela Vukovic ...
La compagne de Philippe Tailliez
Brieuc Vanderswalm ...
Colin Mounier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alberto Nicolo' ...
Christian Bonnici (uncredited)
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Le pilote du bimoteur (uncredited)
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Louis Prezelin (uncredited)
Denise Fabre ...
La speakerine TV (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Cameron Hadlow ...
Calypso Crew #2 (uncredited)
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Jackie (uncredited)
Richard Lothian ...
Titi Leandri (uncredited)
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Une fille au night club (uncredited)
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Une maîtresse de Jacques (uncredited)
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La fille dans la décapotable (uncredited)
Pascual Wakefield ...
Le docteur Dennis Martin Laval (uncredited)
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Raymond Coll (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jérôme Salle

Written by

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Jean-Michel Cousteau ... (book 'Mon père le Commandant')
 
Albert Falco ... (book 'Capitaine de la Calypso')
 
Jérôme Salle ... (adaptation)
 
Jérôme Salle ... (dialogue)
 
Jérôme Salle ... (screenplay)
 
Laurent Turner ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Jacques-Henri Bronckart ... co-producer
Olivier Bronckart ... co-producer
Christine De Jekel ... executive producer
Olivier Delbosc ... producer
Nathalie Gastaldo ... producer (as NAthalie Gastaldo-Godeau)
Philippe Godeau ... producer
Amanda Law ... line producer: South Africa
Philippe Logie ... co-producer
Marc Missonnier ... producer
Igor Nola ... executive producer: Croatia (as Igor A. Nola)
Jérôme Salle ... associate producer
Eric Vidart Loeb ... executive producer: South Africa

Music by

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Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography by

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Matias Boucard

Film Editing by

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Stan Collet

Editorial Department

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Dejan Boskovic ... synchronization of rushes: assistant editor
Nicolas Chalons ... head of digital intermediate: Technicolor
Julia Huteau-Mouglalis ... first assistant editor
James McIntosh ... assistant editor
Matthieu Monteux ... video mastering
Fabien Napoli ... colorist: dailies Technicolor France
Fabien Pascal ... colorist
Chiara Pontuali ... digital intermediate operator
Tristan Westeel ... assistant colorist: intern

Casting By

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Gigi Akoka
Mito Skellern ... (Casting Director South Africa)

Production Design by

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Laurent Ott

Art Direction by

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Ivica Trpcic

Set Decoration by

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Emmanuel Delis

Costume Design by

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Carine Sarfati

Makeup Department

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Raphael Ayache ... music & library
Martina Byrne ... hair stylist / makeup artist / prosthetics
Mirna Curak ... assistant makeup artist
Rick Findlater ... 'make up hair: prosthetics designer' / makeup and hair designer
Tina Jesenkovic ... makeup artist
Adam Johansen ... prosthetic consultant and conceptual artist
Damian Martin ... prosthetic production
Rachelle O'Donnell ... prosthetic make up artist
Jennifer Stanfield ... makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Pierre Accolas ... assistant unit manager
Susana Antunes ... post-production supervisor
Julie Belthoise ... unit manager: croatia-argentina
Marina Carita ... assistant unit manager
Karim Cham ... production supervisor
David Deprez ... assistant unit manager: Underwater Unit
Clément Desramée ... extra assistant unit manager
Jurica Ester ... production manager
Arnaud Foeller ... production manager
Vanessa Joan Haupt ... production manager
Olivier Hélie ... production manager
Charlotte Ortiz ... underwater unit
Nicolas Sacré ... post-production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nadia Brand ... second assistant director
Christophe Cheysson ... director: underwater sequences
Vianney Etossé ... second assistant director
De Villiers Fourie ... second second assistant director
Cristina Freitas ... third assistant director
Marie Rolindes ... prep and prep & shooting Croatia
Brieuc Vanderswalm ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Herbert Adler ... snr. construction foreman
Simon Blanjoie ... set decorator assistant
Martine Brassaert ... head painter
Mathias Canard ... set dresser
Valerie Delis ... graphic designer
Antoine Dore ... property master
Stéphanie Fourcassier ... props buyer
Dean Gendall ... set dressser: South Africa Unit (as Dean Gendell)
Hennie Goddard ... carpentry foreman / construction foreman
Lola Haertling ... head painter
Domnana Hay ... art department coordinator: croatia
Michael Hyman ... scenic lead man
Frank Monseigny ... first assistant art director
Géraldine Nicolo ... props
Iva Rodic Novak ... assistant art director
Clive Pollick ... contruction manager
Lionel Pouchard ... storyboard artist
Bastien Poulet ... property master
Marius Pretorius ... lead scenic
Marko Roginic ... props
Gordon Russell ... construction foreman
Mark Seath ... lead construction
Gary Smith ... prop master: south Africa
Nerissa Solomon ... art coordinator
Eugene Taylor ... prop assistant/buyer / props
Ashleigh Tobias ... leadman
Tina Trottin ... set decorator assistant
Liz van den Berg ... scenic foreman
Alex Wheeler ... hod steel
Victor Zulu ... assistant carpenter

Sound Department

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Julien Chabbert ... sound mix technician
Nicolas d'Halluin ... ADR supervisor
Fred Demolder ... sound editor
Marc Engels ... sound engineer
Pierre Greco ... assistant foley artist
Renaud Guillaumin ... sound editor
Jean-Paul Hurier ... re-recording mixer
Charles Michaud ... sound mastering engineer
Marc Mnémosyne ... mixing technician
Olivier Mortier ... dialogue editor
Johann Nallet ... a.d.r. mixer / re-recording mixer
Alexis Oscari ... foley sound engineer
Sylvain Rety ... sound editor
Olivier Struye ... boom operator
Olivier Thys ... foley artist
Griet Van Reeth ... sound field recording antartica

Special Effects by

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Kevin Bitters ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Cédric Baumgartner ... animation artist
Romain Bavent ... digital compositor
Barthelemy Beaux ... lead digital compositor
Angelo Beceiro Collinicos ... digital compositor
Christopher Bekker ... digital compositor
Jerome Binckly ... digital compositor
Pauline Bouyer ... visual effects coordinator
Estelle Chesneau ... digital compositor
Christophe Courgeau ... matte paint lead
Thibaut Couwenbergh ... digital compositor
François Crèvecoeur ... digital compositor
Simon Descamps ... visual effects producer: Mikros image
Véronique Dessard ... visual effects producer
Tinko Dimov ... lead compositor: Mikros image VFX, Liège
Christophe Duflaut ... digital compositor
Gaël Durant ... visual effects producer
Philippe Frère ... digital compositor
Gilles Gadjigo ... 3d generalist: Mikros Image
Aurélien Geenen ... lighting sr. artist
Etienne Grandou ... visual effects producer
Eloïse Guigno ... visual effects coordinator
Morgan Hardy ... digital compositor
Yohann Hays ... digital compositor
Darrin Hofmeyr ... cg supervisor: BlackGinger
Antoine Jannic ... digital compositor
Marc Jouveneau ... visual effects supervisor
Tyla Koen ... rotoscope artist: BlackGinger
Eric Lautard Janine-Smith ... cg supervisor
Jérome Lionard ... digital compositor
Clément Liégeois ... digital compositor
Marie Maulet ... digital compositor
André Monteiro ... look dev & lighting artist: Mikros Image
Alice Neichols ... visual effects coordinator (as Neichols Alice)
Guillaume Pondard ... visual effects supervisor: liege
Marco Raposo de Barbosa ... visual effect supervisor: BlackGinger
Annel Rautenbach ... digital compositor
Pál Tauszig ... digital compositor
Edouard Valton ... mikros, head of vfx production
Douw van Niekerk ... digital compositor
Theuns van Rensburg ... visual effects artist
Marc Bloch ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Michael Etienne ... crowd artist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Craig Bekker ... key grip
Flip Bleekrode ... flight head operator
Eric Bornes ... underwater unit: additional photography
Dejan Boskovic ... d.i.t assistant: dailies
Matias Boucard ... additional underwater camera operator / aerial camera operator / camera operator
Michael Carstensen ... steadicam operator: dailies south africa
Kostadin Doncev ... gaffer
Cristo Duvenage ... d.i.t
Goran Fabrio ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Keegan Horn ... libra head technician
Edvard Hudi ... second assistant camera: "a" camera, Croatia
Marcel Klopper ... libra head technician
James Lancry ... gaffer
Brandon le Roux ... electrician
Jean-Marie Leroy ... still photographer
Vladimir Miketa ... video assist
Dumi Ndumiso Ninela ... assistant grip
Jason Williams Onset ... data wrangler
Jürgen Painczyk ... 2nd unit dit
Luc Poullain ... helicopter pilot: camera helicopter
Mélodie Preel ... assistant camera antartica
Roberto Rinaldi ... underwater cinematographer: second unit
Jan Rubens ... steadicam operator
Keith Saayman ... libra head technician
Kent Satram ... first assistant camera:b camera
Julien Teissier ... assistant camera
Mark Van Der Merwe ... d.i.t (as Mark van De Merwe)
Coco Van Oppens ... still photographer
François Vigon ... focus puller
Adi Visser ... steadicam operator: dailies
Peter Zuccarini ... underwater director of photography

Casting Department

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Karen Hottois ... casting children
Hervé Jakubowicz ... casting associate
Igor Sestric ... casting director croatia

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jodi Bowers ... costume extras standby
Nathalie Chesnais ... costume supervisor
Agathe Darquin ... costumer
Judith de Luze ... costumer
Wolfgang Ender ... south african costume designer
Ayesha Khatieb ... crowd costume supervisor
Andrea Kustovic ... costumer
Lenaig Periot-Boulben ... wardrobe
Vrishni Pillay ... set costumer
Kyle Prowse ... set costumer
Morris Riley ... key costume ager/dyer
Ivana Stipicic ... costumer
Ana Toto ... costumer
Elizabeth Trott ... buyer and costume assistant
Joanne Walter ... on set costume supervisor

Location Management

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Philippe Mottin ... location manager
Tomislav Tepsic ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Romain Allender ... composer assistant / programmer
Jean-Pascal Beintus ... orchestrator
Philippe Briand ... composer: trailer music
Nicolas Charron ... orchestrator
Peter Cobbin ... score mixed by / score recording engineer
Laura Gentile ... assistant music supervisor: music & score
Jamie Harley ... music adviser
Dominique Lemonnier ... score producer
Sylvain Morizet ... orchestrator
Sylvain Rety ... music editor
Gabriel Saban ... composer: trailer music
Schmooze ... music editor / music supervisor
Matthieu Sibony ... music supervisor
Cecile Tournesac ... score editor
Kirsty Whalley ... score mixed by

Transportation Department

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Clinton De Villiers ... driver

Other crew

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Brendon Bennett ... support boat skipper
Myriam Bruguière ... press attaché
Yves Cartilier ... Catalina pilot
Thierry Chapat ... production accountant
Wendy Chemla ... press attaché
Celine Cripps ... 2nd unit production coordinator
Caroline Dieusaert ... production coordinator
Valérie Farthouat ... key production accountant
Josh Fleury ... digital coordinator: samuel goldwyn films
Alan Goldberg ... maritime lawyer
Olivier Guigues ... press attaché
Cameron Hadlow ... set pa
Ines Jambrek ... production secretary
André Jaques ... assistant to marine coordinator
Théo Koutsaftis ... production assistant: intern
Jason Martin ... marine coordinator
Philane Ndaba ... production coordinator
Nino Niksic ... production assistant
Clémence Névot ... production assistant
Mia Pacak ... production assistant
Thomas Percy ... press attaché
Majda Pilat ... production accountant
Myriam Rak ... legal clearance supervisor
Benjamin Rigot ... assistant unit manager coordinator, various Underwater Unit
Michèle Sebbag ... press attaché
Gordana Spanic ... assistant production accountant
Jandre Terblanche ... marine crew
Élodie Van Beuren ... script supervisor
Deborah Vieyra ... production coordinator
Jelena Vojkovic ... production coordinator croatia
Christian Zuidema ... environmental consultant (as Chris Zuidema) / environmental control officer (as Chris Zuidema)

Thanks

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Igor Courtecuisse ... thanks
Jean-Michel Cousteau ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • The Odyssey (World-wide, English title)
  • Jacques - Entdecker der Ozeane (Germany)
  • Jacques (Spain)
  • L'odissea (Italy)
  • Одiссея (Ukraine)
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  • 122 min
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Budget EUR20,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Romain Duris and Adrien Brody were both considered for the role of Cousteau. See more »
Movie Connections References The Silent World (1956). See more »
Soundtracks Symphony N°3 in F Major, opus 90 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...
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