The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  112 min.
Release Date: December 25, 2007 (limited)
DVD: April 29, 2008

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Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais, Max von Sydow


Jean-Dominique Bauby was a magazine editor who suffered a stroke in 1995 at the age of 43 and was left completely paralyzed, except for his left eye. However, his affliction did not affect his mind. Bauby blinked out every letter of his memoir to describe the aspects of his interior world.

Director: Julian Schnabel
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Kilik
Screenplay: Ronald Harwood
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