The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffered a stroke in 1995 that rendered him mute and almost completely paralyzed — in this adaptation of Bauby’s autobiography, which he dictated by blinking his left eye.
- Jean-Do meets his team of beautiful physiotherapists, and their committment to his case brings back memories of his former role at Elle. In this scene: Henriette Roi (Marie-Josee Croze), Jean-Dominique (Mathieu Amalric)
- Bored of hospital dinners, Jean-Do escapes into his mind and out to Le Duc. In this scene: Jean-Dominique (Mathieu Amalric), Claude (Anne Consigny)
- An acquaintance from Jean-Do's past comes to give a message of hope, but isntead leaves Jean-Do full of regret. In this scene: Pierre Roussin (Niels Arestrup), Jean-Dominique (Mathieu Amalric)