Le Monde sans soleil

Le Monde sans soleil is the first documentary film shot entirely in water. For six months, it follows the life of seven oceonauts in the Red Sea in their base 10 meters underwater. Deep in the sea, where the sun never shines, they start to experience a peculiar feeling of being completely disconnected from the outside world. There they also meet strange fish and other sealife, that no one had ever seen before.

The film won the Academy Award for the best documentary film in 1964.

Text: Katri Tenhola

Language: Finnish
Subtitles: Swedish



  • Director: Jacques-Yves Cousteau
  • Country: France, Italy
  • Year: 1964
  • Length: 94 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Format: 35 mm
  • Cinematography: Pierre Goupil
  • Editing: Georges Alépée, Anne Sarraute
  • Music: Serge Baudo; Henri Crolla, André Hodeir
  • Production: Jacques Mauger / Filmad, Les Requins Associés, Orsay Films, CEIAP


  • Orion: Sunday 1.2. at 16:00