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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon) (2007)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
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Marie-Josée Croze

Marie-Josée Croze

Henriette Roi
Patrick Chesnais

Patrick Chesnais

Le Docteur Lepage
Jean-Pierre Cassel

Jean-Pierre Cassel

Père Lucien et le Vendeur


Written by
Ronald Harwood

Ronald Harwood

(screenplay)


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A stunning film!

6 years, 6 months ago at Aug 28 10:58
6 votes
"Other than my eye, two things aren't paralysed. My imagination...and my memory. They're the only two ways I can escape from my diving bell." - Jean-Dominique Bauby

Le Scaphandre et le papillon (in English, the title translates to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) is a masterful, ethereal, beautiful cinematic composition based on the unbearably poignant memoirs of French magazine e... read more

A beautiful moving transition...

6 years, 6 months ago at Aug 28 23:19
4 votes
''I decided to stop pitying myself. Other than my eye, two things aren't paralyzed, my imagination and my memory.''

The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.

Mathieu Amalric: Jean-Dominique 'Jean-Do' Bauby

Emmanuelle Seigner: Célin... read more

A great movie

4 years, 1 month ago at Jan 29 19:08
4 votes
I'm usually not so found of those "true story" movies but this one is amazing. The best thing, in my opinion, was the directing, Schnabel succeeded to give an idea of what it would be like to be in this predicament. Of course, Mathieu Amalric gives a powerhouse perfomance and the story is just fascinating. A great achievement.
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Description: Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories fro ... (more)
Release date: 23 May 2007
Drama (17), Biography (16), France (16), 2007 (13), 2000s (11), Locked In Syndrome (8), Paralysis (8), Stroke (7), Hospital (6), French (6), Memoir (5), Based On Novel (5), Blink (4), Based On Book (4), (4), Eye (3), Biopic (3), Fantasy Sequence (3), Death Wish (3), Deep Sea Diving (2)
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" Plot: The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed. Genre: Biography | Drama Director: Julian Schnabel Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze -----} Trailer Story: 7 | Story Idea: 8 | Acting: 8 | Score: 8 | Visuals: 10 Overall: "


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