The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    Genre
    Biography, Drama
  • Runtime
    112 mins
  • Release Date
    2007
  • Countries
    France, USA
  • Languages
    French

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"It is wonderful: a rhapsodic adaptation of a memoir, a visual marvel that wraps its subject in screen romanticism without romanticizing his affliction" (Chicago Tribune). THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY is a Cannes-selected, Golden Globe winning docudrama, helmed by Julian Schnabel (BASQUIAT) and adapted from the memoir by Ronald Harwood. Rated an impressive 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Schnabel crafts a breathtaking, powerful take on 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.
DIRECTED BY:
Julian Schnabel
WRITTEN BY:
Ronald Harwood
CAST INCLUDES:
Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze

SYNOPSIS

Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), editor-in-chief of French fashion bible Elle magazine, has a devastating stroke at age 43. The damage to his brain stem results in locked-in syndrome, with which he is almost completely paralyzed and only able to communicate by blinking an eye. Bauby painstakingly dictates his memoir via the only means of expression left to him.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    Genre
    Biography, Drama
  • Runtime
    112 mins
  • Release Date
    2007
  • Countries
    France, USA
  • Languages
    French
DIRECTED BY
Julian Schnabel
WRITTEN BY
Ronald Harwood
CAST INCLUDES
Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze
"It is wonderful: a rhapsodic adaptation of a memoir, a visual marvel that wraps its subject in screen romanticism without romanticizing his affliction" (Chicago Tribune). THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY is a Cannes-selected, Golden Globe winning docudrama, helmed by Julian Schnabel (BASQUIAT) and adapted from the memoir by Ronald Harwood. Rated an impressive 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Schnabel crafts a breathtaking, powerful take on 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.

Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), editor-in-chief of French fashion bible Elle magazine, has a devastating stroke at age 43. The damage to his brain stem results in locked-in syndrome, with which he is almost completely paralyzed and only able to communicate by blinking an eye. Bauby painstakingly dictates his memoir via the only means of expression left to him.