The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

  Released in theatres: May 23rd, 2007

Synopsis

After a debilitating stroke, author and Elle Magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby is severely paralyzed, left only with the ability to blink his left eye.  However, with his mental faculties still intact, Bauby is undeterred.  With the help of a transcriber, Bauby tells the story of his life, thus illuminating the personal triumphs of a man whose soaring vision shaped his will to achieve a life without boundaries.  From director Julian Schnabel comes this remarkable and inspiring true story about the awesome power of imagination.

  • Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Max von Sydow, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais, Niels Arestrup, Olatz López Garmendia, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Marina Hands
  • Director: Julian Schnabel
  • Writers: Ronald Harwood, Jean-Dominique Bauby (book)
  • Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Kilik
  • Exec. Producer: Jim Lemley
  • Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski
  • Editor: Juliette Welfling
  • Composer: Paul Cantelon
  • Prod. Designers: Michel Eric, Laurent Ott
  • Costumes: Olivier Bériot
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