The Odyssey (film)

The Odyssey

Film poster
Directed by Jérôme Salle
Produced by Marc Missonnier
Olivier Delbosc
Nathalie Gastaldo
Philippe Godeau
Eric Vidart Loeb
Written by Jérôme Salle
Laurent Turner
Based on Capitaine de La Calypso
by Albert Falco and Jean-Michel Cousteau
Starring Lambert Wilson
Pierre Niney
Audrey Tautou
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography Matias Boucard
Edited by Stan Collet
Distributed by Wild Bunch
Release dates
  • 23 August 2016 (2016-08-23) (Angoulême)
  • 12 October 2016 (2016-10-12) (France)
Running time
122 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $21 million[1]
Box office $7.1 million[1]

The Odyssey (French title: L'Odyssée) is a 2016 French-Belgian biographical adventure film directed by Jérôme 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.



Principal photography on the film began on 7 September 2015 in Croatia,[3] where filming took place on islands Hvar, Vis, and Biševo.[4][2] Shooting was also done in South Africa, Antarctic, and The Bahamas, and it ended on 8 January 2016.[3][5]


Lead actors Pierre Niney and Lambert Wilson at a premiere in October 2016.

In France, the film was released on 12 October 2016 by Wild Bunch.[3]


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  4. "French Film About Life of Jacques Cousteau Filming on Croatian Islands". Croatia Week. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  5. "On the Set for 1/8/16: Robert Pattinson Starts on the Feature, 'Good Time' While Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Wrap 'Assassin's Creed'". SSN Insider. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
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