The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

112 minutes • Biography, drama

True story about a tragic and yet inspiring life destiny of Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby. At the age of 43, Bauby suffered a massive stroke followed with three-week coma. Even though his mind was intact, his body was almost completely paralyzed. In a state called locked-in-syndrome, the only way for Bauby to communicate is by blinking his left eye…

Name: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (EN) / Le scaphandre et le papillon (FR)
Country: France, USA
Language: French
Director: Julian Schnabel
Writers: Ronald Harwood, Jean-Dominique Bauby (book)
Actors: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze…


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