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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Overview


Genre

Drama, Biography

Release Date

November 30, 2007 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

112 min.

Studio

Miramax Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Julian Schnabel

Producer

Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Kilik

Screenwriter

Ronald Harwood

Starring

  • Mathieu Amalric
  • Emmanuelle Seigner
  • Marie-Josee Croze
  • Anne Consigny
  • Patrick Chesnais
  • Niels Arestrup
  • Olatz Lopez Garmendia
  • Jean-Pierre Cassel
  • Marina Hands
  • Max von Sydow

Story


"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" [AKA: Scaphandre et le papillon, Le] is the remarkable true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), a successful and charismatic editor-in-chief of French Elle, who believes he is living his life to its absolute fullest when a sudden stroke leaves him in a life-altered state. While the physical challenges of Bauby's fate leave him with little hope for the future, he begins to discover how his life's passions, his rich memories and his newfound imagination can help him achieve a life without boundaries.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“.."The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" arrests us for two hours, reminding us just how superfluous all this buzzing-about can become, in life as in movies..”
by Jan Stuart [Newsday]
“..a remarkable true story..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is the most beautiful movie ever made about a man who could only move one eyelid..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]