THE ODYSSEY


Recommended for
: Year 7 to Year 12
A teacher’s kit will be emailed to you with your booking confirmation.

THE ODYSSEY - L'ODYSSEE
Director: Jérôme Salle
Cast: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou, Vincent Heneine
Country: 
France
Date of Release: 
2015
Duration:
122 minutes
Rating: PG
Genre: Adventure
 

Setting sail across three decades, Jérôme Salle’s dazzling biopic follows real-life celebrity oceanographer Jacques Cousteau’s life; one rich in accomplishments and teeming with as much turmoil as the majestic underwater wonderland which he explored.

It is 1943 and the eccentrically ambitious naval officer Cousteau (Lambert Wilson) dreams only of adventure and it is his magnificent new invention of the Aqua-Lung which will bring him just that. Newly armed with the ability to breathe underwater for long periods of time, Cousteau dedicates his life’s work to his obsession with the sea, becoming the first to create underwater films that would dazzle audiences worldwide. However, his success comes at a cost, as his wife Simone (Audrey Tatou) and sons Philippe (Pierre Niney) and Jean-Michel (Benjamin Lavernhe) struggle to keep up with the stormy seas of Cousteau’s fierce and unfailing determination, the ultimate price of which is yet to come…

Through a dazzling array of global exploration locations, we undertake this lyrical journey almost as if a member of Cousteau’s crew, experiencing the epic highs and excruciating lows of this pioneer’s astounding career which changed the human race’s relationship with the sea forever.


A teaching kit (levels A1-A2-B1-B2) will be available.

WATCH TRAILER HERE.
 


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  • Thursday 09 March, Palace Balwyn

  • Wednesday 15 March, Palace Como

  • Thursday 16 March, Palace Brighton Bay  - NEW

  • Friday 17 March, Palace Westgarth

  • Monday 20 March, Palace Como

  • Wednesday 22 March, Palace Brighton Bay

  • Tuesday 28 March, Palace Kino


Booking form available here.

For questions and bookings, please contact Marion Nouvel: coursecoordinator@afmelbourne.com.au.


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