Athlone Film Club will show The Odyssey on Tuesday, October 17, from 8pm.
It is summer, 1946. Jacques-Yves Cousteau is living a seemingly paradisiac life in the Mediterranean together with his family. But Cousteau never finds himself in a state of happiness: the entrepreneurial go-getter lives and breathes maritime adventure.
Driven by his unshakable belief in progress, he sets sail in his recently purchased research vessel, 'Calypso', on a voyage to discover the oceans of the world. Ten years later, his adult son Philippe wants to follow in his father’s footsteps.
While Jacques, who is on the verge of becoming a megalomaniac, dreams of underwater dwellings, his son realises the innovation could be a major danger to the environment. Their relationship is put to the test when the two set off on a joint expedition. L'Odyssée is the long-awaited biopic of a world-renowned scientist and filmmaker.
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