The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | 2007

Drama, Adaptation
Imprisoned in his body after a massive stroke, a French journalist records the daily minutes of his new life while pondering the survival of the human spirit.
Director: Julian Schnabel
Awards: 2 Golden Globe wins. Another 15 wins & 14 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Jean-Dominique Bauby

Actor

... Celine Desmoulin

Actor

... Claude

Actor

... Empress Eugenie

Actor

... Papinou

Actor

... Henriette Roi

Actor

... Dr Lepage

Actor

... Roussin

Actor

... Marie Lopez

Actor

... Father Lucien and Shopkeeper

Actor

... Josephine

Actor

... Laurent

Actor

Company

Banque Populaire Images 7

Financier

Bogard

Production Company

Production Company

CRRAV

Financier

Production Company

Central Color

Production Company

Synopsis

Jean-Dominique Bauby AKA "Jean-Do," the high-flying editor of French Elle and father of two, was renowned for his sense of humor and style, his joie de vivre and amorous energy, when, in an instant, his world was plunged into the depths of catastrophe. Faced with a harrowing predicament, Jean-Do will use enormous courage and determination but, most of all, his soaring imagination to escape from his trap. Tapping into the limitlessness of his memories, fantasies, wit and wishes, he finds a way to race through experiences of wonder and grief, sex and love, fatherhood and childhood, faith and questioning, ecstasy and absurdity--and touches the very essence of what it is to be human. Along the way he is buoyed by a quintet of remarkable women: Céline, the mother of his children who remains devoted to him despite his betrayal; Inés, the girlfriend who still haunts him; Henriette and Marie, who give Jean-Do the power to re-connect with the world and his loved ones; and Claude, who becomes his ravishing literary assistant.

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