Le scaphandre et le papillon Poster

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

Le scaphandre et le papillon - French Original Title


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Plot  The first third of the film is told from the main character's, Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), or Jean-Do as his friends call him, first person perspective. The film opens as Bauby wakes from his three-week coma in a hospital in Berck-sur-Mer, France. After an initial rather over-optimistic analysis from one doctor, a neurologist explains that he has locked-in syndrome, an extremely rare condition in which the patient is almost completely physically paralyzed, but remains mentally normal. At first, the viewer primarily hears Bauby's "thoughts" (he thinks he is speaking but no one hears him), which are inaccessible to the other characters (who are seen through his one functioning eye).

A speech therapist and physical therapist try to help Bauby become as functional as possible. Bauby cannot speak, but he develops a system of communication with his speech and language therapist by blinking his left eye as she reads a list of letters to laboriously spell out his messages,...



Mathieu Amalric
Emmanuelle Seigner
Céline Desmoulins
Marie-Josée Croze
Henriette Durand
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow
Mr. Bauby Sr.
Isaach De Bankolé
Marina Hands
Niels Arestrup
Zinedine Soualem
Emma de Caunes
Empress Eugénie
Michael Wincott


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