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A Feature film by Bruno Podalydès

Produced by Why Not Productions

Release in France : 20/06/2001

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Why Not Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Bureau Sales

Co-productions :

Les Films Alain Sarde, France 2 Cinéma

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Fox France

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While vacationing on Oléron Island, Jacques, 38, father of four young boys, gets fed up with beach life. He invests all his savings in the purchase of a yacht – a glorified dinghy – that he renames “Freedom-Oléron”. He then hatches a plan to sail over to neighboring Aix Island, 5 kilometers away. Although an incompetent sailor, Jacques tells his family that, after God, he is the only captain on board. As Albertine, his wife, will later say: “The trip over was marvelous, the sea an opal blue, everyone in tune…”.

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Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Pascal Caucheteux

Director of Photography :

Yorgos Arvanitis

Press Attaché (film) :

Agnès Chabot

Continuity supervisor :

Anne Wermelinger

Music Composer :

René-Marc Bini

Screenwriters :

Bruno Podalydès, Denis Podalydès

Sound Recordist :

Laurent Poirier

Editors :

Hervé de Luze, Sabine Mamou

Production Designer :

Éric Barboza

Costume designer :

Dorothée Guiraud

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 47 min

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Dolby SRD