The Odyssey

The Odyssey Information

The Odyssey (French title: L'odysse) is a 2016 French-Belgian biographical adventure film directed by Jrme Salle and written by Salle and Laurent Turner, based on the non-fiction book Capitaine de La Calypso by Albert Falco and Yves Paccalet. The film stars Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, and Audrey Tautou.


The film follows Jacques Yves Cousteau, the great French ocean-going adventurer, biologist, and filmmaker.


  • Lambert Wilson as Jacques-Yves Cousteau
  • Pierre Niney as Philippe Cousteau
    • Ulysse Stein as young Philippe Cousteau
  • Audrey Tautou as Simone Melchior Cousteau
  • Laurent Lucas as Philippe Tailliez
  • Benjamin Lavernhe as Jean-Michel Cousteau
    • Rafal de Ferran as young Jean-Michel Cousteau
  • Vincent Heneine as Albert "Bebert" Falco
  • Thibault de Montalembert as tienne Deshaies
  • Roger Van Hool as Daddy
  • Chlo Hirschman as Jan
  • Adam Neill as David Wolper
  • Olivier Galfione as Frdric Dumas
  • Martin Loizillon as Henri Pl
  • Chlo Williams as Eugenie Clark


Principal photography on the film began on 7 September 2015 in Croatia, where filming took place on islands Hvar, Vis, and Bievo. Shooting was also done in South Africa, Antarctic, and The Bahamas, and it ended on 8 January 2016.


In France, the film was released on 12 October 2016 by Wild Bunch.


Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
Csar Awards Best Sound Marc Engels, Fred Demolder, Sylvain Rty and Jean-Paul Hurier
Globes de Cristal Awards Best Actor Lambert Wilson
Best Actress Audrey Tautou

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