almost 5 years
An excellent film that demonstrates just how unconquerable the human spirit can be.
almost 6 years
Interesting yet melancholy story. If you like art films it's good, if not it's meh.
True story, which it makes it as predictable and as cruel as the real life.
over 7 years
Wonderfully made biopic that carries genuine weight and emotion.
over 7 years
Saddest film I have ever seen. Amazing, though.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (French: Le scaphandre et le papillon) is a 2007 biographical drama film based on Jean-Dominique Bauby's memoir of the same name. The film depicts Bauby's life after suffering a massive stroke, on December 8, 1995, at the age of 42, which left him with a condition known as locked-in syndrome. The condition paralyzed him from the neck down. Although both eyes worked, doctors decided to sew up his right eye as it was not irrigating properly and they were worried that it would become infected. He was left with only his left eye and the only way that he could communicate was by blinking his left eyelid.
The film was directed by Julian Schnabel, written by Ronald Harwood, and stars Mathieu Amalric as Bauby. It won awards at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and the César Awards as well as four Academy Award nominations.
The first third of the film is told from the main character's, Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), or Jean-Do as his friends...