2016 Certificate: pg

Synopsis

Biopic of legendary French biologist and marine adventurer Jacques Cousteau. Lambert Wilson plays the former naval officer turned undersea explorer who - at the instigation of his son Philippe (Pierre Niney) - shifted his focus to the environment from his conventional focus on the oceans as entertainment. Director Jérôme Salle's film touches (briefly) on Jacques's infidelities and his undeniably enduring marriage but the emotional core is the often troubled relationship between him and Philippe.

Director

  • Jérôme Salle

Cast

  • Lambert Wilson

  • Pierre Niney

  • Audrey Tautou

  • Laurent Lucas

  • Benjamin Lavernhe

  • Vincent Heneine