Worn by François Civil, Omar Sy and Mathieu Kassovitz, "Le chant du loup" is a thriller broadcast on M6 this Tuesday at 9:10 p.m. Its title is inspired by a technical term used in the navy.
Viewers will dive 20,000 leagues under the sea on M6. The sixth channel broadcasts this Tuesday evening, at 9:10 p.m., the French thriller "Le Chant du loup". Directed by Antonin Baudry, this film was released in 2019. It follows a team of submariners working in nuclear power. Their mission is, however, jeopardized when one of them, who has the "golden ear", makes an error with dramatic consequences.
If you're not familiar with naval language, this plot may seem obscure. And for good reason, “The Wolf’s Song” uses several technical terms that we only hear in the navy. Even in its title. Indeed, the term "wolf song" refers to the specific sound produced by a dipping sonar to pinpoint the position of a submarine.
This noise can be spotted by submariners who are nicknamed “golden ears”. These are the ones who use acoustic analysis to identify, from the sound captured from the ocean, future threats, since there are no windows in submarines. They can thus advise their commander on the maneuver to follow, since hearing the song of the wolf generally means that great danger is approaching for the sought-after submarine. And it is all this specificity that serves the scenario of Antonin Baudry's film, to discover this evening on the TV program.