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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

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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, l...
  

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Cast

Emmanuelle Seigner
Céline Desmoulins
Anne Consigny
Claude Mendibil
Marie-Josée Croze
Henriette Durand
Patrick Chesnais
Dr. Lepage
Max von Sydow
Mr. Bauby Sr.
Marina Hands
Joséphine
Emma de Caunes
Empress Eugénie

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All Titles

Le scaphandre et le papillon
French Original Title
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
English Title

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