The Diving Bell and the Butterfly ( Blu-ray )

Based on the best-selling memoir of the same name, this is the remarkable true story of Jean Dominic Bauby, wealthy playboy and editor of the French 'Elle' magazine, who became bed-bound, paralyzed by a stroke at just 43 years of age. Unable to move he devised a method of communication using eye movement, a method which allowed him to 'dictate' his own life story. Schnabel's original and tender bio-pic won multiple international film awards, and is faithful to Bauby's life, finding hope in a seemingly hopeless existence.

Year: 2007
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, French Cinema, Biography, Disabilities, Blu-ray Discs, Film Festivals 2008, Julia's Favourites, Theo's Favourites
Country: France, USA
Director: Julian Schnabel
Starring: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric, Max von Sydow, Niels Arestrup, Patrick Chesnais, Marie-Josee Croze, Anne Consigny, Marina Hands, Jean-Pierre Cassel
Duration: 118 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains nudity.
Subtitles: Yes
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