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A Feature film by Bruno Podalydès

Produced by Why Not Productions, Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 20/06/2001


    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…”.

    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Why Not Productions, Les Films Alain Sarde

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Bureau Sales

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

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    Fox France

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    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producers :

    Pascal Caucheteux, Alain Sarde

    Screenwriters :

    Bruno Podalydès, Denis Podalydès

    Sound Recordist :

    Laurent Poirier

    Assistant Operators :

    Jean Legrand, David Grinberg

    Production manager :

    Martine Cassinelli

    Editors :

    Hervé de Luze, Sabine Mamou

    Assistant editors :

    Fabio Balducci, Idit Bloch

    Production Designer :

    Éric Barboza

    Costume designer :

    Dorothée Guiraud

    Still Photographer :

    Anne-Françoise Brillot

    Assistant Director :

    Pierre Minot

    Director of Photography :

    Yorgos Arvanitis

    Sound assistants :

    Pierre Tucat, Stéphane Soye

    Camera Operator :

    Julien Hirsch

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Sound Editor :

    Pascal Villard

    Continuity supervisor :

    Anne Wermelinger

    Music Composer :

    René-Marc Bini

    Sound Mixer :

    Cyril Holtz

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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