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Cast
Mathieu Amalric
Emmanuelle Seigner
Max Von Sydow
Directors
Julian Schnabel
Screenwriters
Ronald Harwood
Running Time
112 minutes

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
The amazing story of one man’s life through a lens


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The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

Plot
After suffering a massive stroke, Jean-Dominique Bauby (Amalric), editor-in-chief of French magazine Elle, becomes a victim of ‘locked-in syndrome’. Completely paralysed, without the power of speech, he dictates a book by blinking one eyelid.


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A poignant reflection on what it means to be alive and, visually, a true cinematic experience.


Reviewed by Alan Morrison

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