The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Synopsis: When his partner is killed by the mysterious and possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark, Steve Zissou and his Team Zissou crew set off for an expedition to hunt down the creature. Along with his estranged wife, a beautiful journalist and a co-pilot who could possibly be Zissou's son, the crew set off for one wild expedition.
Director(s): Wes Anderson
Production: Empire Pictures
  3 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

The Obeamyway peninsula a

remote and fascinating region

teaming with

extraordinary marine life.

we choose this mysterious water as

Bellefontaine's next destination.

In preparation for our voyage

The members of team Zissou's gathered

at my Oceanographic observatory

here on Precious Spot Island.

This was to be our most ambitious adventure

to date and ultimately a tragic one.

Our team included Esteban du Plantier, chief diver,

our senior statesmen, my closest colleague for 27 years.

Klaus Daimler, 40, engineer,

calm, collected, German.

Vikram Ray, 28, cameraman

Bobby Ogata, 22, frogman.

Renzo Pietro, 45,

editor, sound man.

Vladimir Wolodarsky, 33, physicist,

our original score composer.

Anne-Marie Sakowitz,

25, script girl.

Pele dos Santos, 30, safety expert.

Eleanor Zissou, my wife, vice

president of the Zissou Society.

We also invited 7 marine science

students from the University North Alaska

to accompany us as unpaid interns

in exchange for school credit.

October 12th, Esteban and I explore

the blue reefs beyond the peninsula.

Florescence Snapper unexpectedly appeared

in shallows extremely rare in this depth.

Where is your gun?

Steve Steve, where is Esteban?

Check the scanning monitor, start

tracking before it goes too deep.

-Esteban was bitten?


-Is he dead?

-Esteban was eaten!

-He was swallowed whole?

-No! killed!

Check the scanning monitor!

Steve, we think you got crazy eye.

Get him out of the f***ing water.

Esteban! Esteban! Esteban...!


-Esteban! Esteban...!


-Esteban! Esteban! Esteban! Esteban...!

(Italian question)

Was it a deliberate choice

never to show the Jaguar Shark?

No, I dropped the camera.

(Answer in Italian )

Why are they laughing?

up there, the young man)

yes, what is next for team Zissou?

Well, that was only part

one. It's a cliff hanger.

Now, I am going to hunt down that shark

or whatever it is and hopefully kill it.

I don't know how

yet, maybe Dynamite.

-You don't what it is?

-No, I never seen anything like it before in my life.

You said it was a Jaguar Shark,

that was the title of your film.

It was coming right at us I just said

the 1st 2 words that came into my head.

(French question)



What fun!

Steve, I would like to introduce you to

Tonie Coach the new head of the film society.

You must be so excited.

I hope so, Do you it went ok?

No, congratulations, seriously.

Thanks, I wish it didn't require

the "seriously" but thank you.

Well, I just don't

think they got it.


You know Larry Arman,

chairman of a Saudi firm

-Oh yea Hi

-Nice to see you

Larry was discussing

our financial difficulty.

I thought it was nice for just the 3 of us

roll out the party together, just the 3 of us.

-Why? Does Larry have that kind

of spending power to invest?

-Keep him happy now

-I have got 500 million dollars capitalisation worth

Capitan Zissou, can I get a shot

of you with captain Hennessey?


Make it quick.

Hey Steven, how is going with your err...

what are you calling... Leopard Fish...?

-Jaguar Shark!

-Jaguar Shark! Exactly, I love it.

Tell me something,

does it actually exist?

You know Ali(Hennessey )I don't

wanna give away the ending.

Good man

Oh, here comes our girl

You are the most ravishing creature

that I have seen ever in my life.

-Hello, Skinny.

-Hello Eleanor

Is that a new merit badge?

yeah, as a matter of fact, it is.

I just became a knight in Portugal.

-The presidenty gave us a special bottle of...

-Tell me to be nice to Ali, because I am nerves.

How could you lay that slut faggit!

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Wesley Wales "Wes" Anderson is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter, and actor. His films are known for their distinctive visual and narrative style. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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