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Le scaphandre et le papillon


22 May 2007

1 hr 52 min


Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.


Status: Released
Also known as: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Countries: France, USA
Language: French
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 79 wins & 71 nominations.
Budget: $14M


François-Xavier Decraene (Line Producer)
Pierre Grunstein (Executive Producer)
Kathleen Kennedy (Producer)
Jim Lemley (Executive Producer)
Léonard Glowinski (Producer)
Jon Kilik (Producer)




Mathieu Amalric (as Jean-Dominique Bauby)
Emmanuelle Seigner (as Céline Desmoulins)
Marie-Josée Croze (as Henriette Durand)
Anne Consigny (as Claude)
Patrick Chesnais (as Dr. Lepage)
Niels Arestrup (as Roussin)
Olatz López Garmendia (as Marie Lopez)
Jean-Pierre Cassel (as Father Lucien)
Marina Hands (as Joséphine)
Max von Sydow (as Papinou)
Isaach De Bankolé (as Laurent)
Emma de Caunes (as Empress Eugenia)
Jean-Philippe Écoffey (as Doctor Mercier)
Gérard Watkins (as Doctor Cocheton)
Nicolas Le Riche (as Ninjinski)