The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

  Release Date: May 23rd, 2007

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.

Release Date: May 23rd, 2007
  • Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Kilik
  • Exec. Producer Jim Lemley, Pierre Grunstein
  • Writer Ronald Harwood, Jean-Dominique Bauby (Source Material: "Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon")
  • Director Julian Schnabel
  • 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
  • Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski
  • Editor Juliette Welfling
  • Composer Paul Cantelon
  • Prod. Designer Michel Eric, Laurent Ott
  • Costumes Olivier Bériot