From 1949 to 1979, thirty years in the life of captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the famous researcher, scientist, inventor, filmmaker whose greatest achievement is to have made the general public more curious - and accordingly closer - to the sea. A genius, a leader of men and a charismatic opinion maker, Cousteau was not without defects, his being unfaithful to ever-supportive wife Simone for example or else his vainglory..., but let him who is without sin cast the first stone. The spectator leaves Cousteau in mid-1979 at the worst time of his life: his favorite son, Philippe, has just died in the crash of a plane he was piloting. The dashing conqueror of the sea has suddenly become a broken old man, tempted to discouragement but his eldest son Jean-Michel is by his side to help him overcome his grief and go on with his mission...
Pierre Niney....Philippe Cousteau
Audrey Tautou....Simone Cousteau
Laurent Lucas....Philippe Tailliez
Benjamin Lavernhe....Jean-Michel Cousteau
Vincent Heneine....Albert 'Bébert' Falco
Thibault de Montalembert....Etienne Deshaies
Roger Van Hool....Daniel Cousteau dit Daddy
Chloe Hirschman....Jan Cousteau
Adam Neill....David Wolper
Olivier Galfione....Frédéric Dumas
Martin Loizillon....Henri Plé
Ulysse Stein....Philippe Cousteau (enfant)
Rafaël de Ferran....Jean-Michel Cousteau (enfant)
Chloe Williams....Eugénie Clark
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.