Discover the story and legacy of the greatest free-diver in recorded history, whose life became the inspiration for Luc Besson’s cult-movie “Le Grand Bleu”.

Dolphin Man draws us into the world of Jacques Mayol, capturing his compelling journey and immersing viewers into the sensory and transformative experience of free-diving. The film weaves together stunning contemporary underwater photography of the world’s leading free divers with intimate testimonies of Mayol’s closest friends and rare film archive from the 1950’s onwards, to discover how the "dolphin man" revolutionized free-diving and brought a new consciousness to our relationship to the sea and to inner-selves.

Writer | Director:
Lefteris Charitos
Stelios Apostolopoulos
David Kazala
Mathieu Lamboley
Rea Apostolides & Yuri Averof (Anemon, Greece), Ed Barreveld (Storyline Entertainment, Canada), Estelle Robin (Les Films du Balibari, France) and Seiko Kato (Impleo, Japan), IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH ARTE G.E.I.E. (M.Avramoussis), WOWOW, Greek Film Centre and ERT, WITH THE SUPPORT OF the CNC, the Greek Film Centre, Pays de la Loire and Creative Europe. IN ASSOCIATION WITH Knowledge, TVO, Canal D, SVT, RTS, YES DBS, CYBC.
World distribution:
Jan Rofekamp, Films Transit / World TV Sales


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