The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

DVD - 2008
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The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.


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Oct 06, 2017

Total French crap if u want to read a movie watch this crap!

Jun 30, 2017

This is an interesting movie based on the true story of Jean-Dominique-Bauby who suffered a terrible stroke that left him with 'Locked-in-syndrome', he could neither speak nor move any part of his body except his left eye. A very usual movie !

Jun 26, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I would highly recommend it.

Dec 04, 2015

Un film très émouvant. De très belles images de rêverie et imaginaire et une bande son bien adaptée.

Sep 02, 2015

Well executed portrayal of a man tormented by locked-in syndrome.

tibiri Jun 02, 2015

The first part of the movie outstanding: dialogue, effects, superb camera shots, acting.
Second part lost some.
This is the trend on most of the movies now.

Mar 02, 2015

Very good movie, based on a true story. Well done from the patients point of view. I would recommend this movie.

Jan 30, 2015

Je ne connaissais rien de l'histoire, du contexte ; j'y ai découvert un chef d'oeuvre.
Les paysages et la musique sont magnifiques. À visionner.

Dec 20, 2014

Based on the true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor of the French version of “Elle” magazine who suffered a terrible stroke at the age of forty-two. The stroke left him with “Locked-In Syndrome” in which he lost the ability to speak or move any part of his body except for his right eyelid. Despite this incredible handicap he was able to dictate his letter at a time.....using a system devised by his physiotherapist. Based on those memoirs this story is told from a first person perspective.....often-using point-of-view camera angles. Funny at times, thoughtful at others yet never wallowing too long in self-pity or anger. Well done.

Jul 25, 2014

Having been disappointed in practically every French film seen in the past, old_toto was attracted to the KCLS description and decided to go French once again without great expectations. To his surprise it turned out to be a truly unique and remarkable story that will leave most viewers thinking for hours/days after the viewing! Attempting to limit gross spoilership, old_toto believes this movie will be quite remarkable to most adults in every respect except ... special effects. The beginning simulation of regaining consciousness by Jean-Do was simply stated - hackneyed and too long. Once one is past these first few minutes, this movie commanded attention. Internet researching this story finds nearly unanimous agreement among critics that the movie is as near the truth as possible. Of course, with polygamous relationships, there is bickering by the survivors regarding whom was loved and/or loved the most.

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Aug 05, 2011

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Aug 06, 2011

Sexual Content: Some nudity shown in a very "matter of fact" way such as the main character being bathed in the long-term care facility.


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