Wednesday 26 July 2017

The Odyssey - New UK Poster & Trailer

THE ODYSSEY, directed by Jérôme Salle (Zulu, Anthony Zimmer) and starring Audrey Tautou (Amelie The Da Vinci Code), Lambert Wilson (Ernest & Celestine, Of Gods and Men) and César Award winning actor Pierre Niney (Frantz, Yves Saint Laurent) is set to open in the UK and Ireland on 18 August 2017, by distributor Altitude (Moonlight, Lady Macbeth).

The film examines the life of ocean-explorer and adventurer Jacques Cousteau, one of the iconic figures of the 1960s.

1948. Jacques Cousteau, his wife and his two sons are living in paradise, in a beautiful house overlooking the Mediterranean. But all Cousteau can think of is adventure. Thanks to his invention, an independent aqualung allowing divers to breathe under water, he has discovered a whole new world. Now all he wants to do is explore this world. And he is willing to sacrifice everything to achieve this.

The screenplay is co-written by director Jérôme Salle and Laurent Turner. Produced by Nathalie Gastaldo Godeau, Philippe Godeau, Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier and the executive producer is Christine De Jekel.

The film was edited by Stan Collet (Zulu, Paris je t’aime) with a score from Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King’s Speech). The creative team also includes production designer Laurent Ott (Elle) costume designer Carine Sarfati (Tell No One) and hair and make-up designer Rick Findlater.

THE ODYSSEY will be released in UK and Ireland by Altitude Film Distribution on 18 August 2017.