The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

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On December 8, 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor in chief of fashion magazine French Elle suffered a massive stroke, leaving him prisoner inside his own body, only able to communicate with the blinking of his left eye. Inside the Diving Bell, as he referred to his body, his memory and imagination, the Butterfly, remained untouched by the tragedy. Using a special alphabet, Bauby went on to defy the odds and fulfill his dream of writing a book, showing the amazing resilience of the human spirit.
Starring Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze
Director Julian Schnabel

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