Freedom-Oléron

01/01/2001
  |  Book Tickets: 01/01/2001
  |  Watch Now: 13/10/2010
  |  107 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Freedom-Oléron Film Poster

Synopsis

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, but…” The film is Podalydès’ vision of “holidays” with a Tati touch and a sense of derision.