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by Bruno Podalydès


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.

original title: Liberté-Oléron
country: France
sales agent: TVOR
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Bruno Podalydès
film run: 107'
release date: FR 26/06/2001
screenplay: Bruno Podalydès, Denis Podalydès
cast: Denis Podalydès, Guilaine Londez, Patrick Pineau, Éric Elmosnino, Arnaud Jalbert, Ange Ruzé, Lou-Nil Font, Jean Podalydès
cinematography by: Yorgos Arvanitis
film editing: Hervé de Luze, Sabine Mamou
art director: Eric Barboza
costumes designer: Dorothée Guiraud
music: René-Marc Bini
producer: Pascal Caucheteux
production: Why Not Productions, Les Films Alain Sarde
distributor: UGC Distribution