The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

$6m

DBO

$14m

FBO
12 2006 112 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

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.

Credits

Awards

2007 Cannes Film Festival

Nominated

  • Palme d'Or

2008 Golden Globes

Winner

  • Best Director
  • Best Foreign Language Film

Nominated

  • Best Screenplay

2008 Academy Awards

Nominated

  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Director
  • Best Editing
  • Best Screenplay - Adaptation

Featured Clips

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Where We Are

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Where We Are

Papinou calls Jean-Do and the two share an emotional conversation about their shared situation. In this scene: Jean-Dominique (Mathieu Amalric), Claude (Anne Consigny), Papinou (Max von Sydow)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Survivor

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Survivor

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)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - A Familiar Face

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - A Familiar Face

When Celine comes to visit, she seems more concerned with Jean-Do's company than his condition. In this scene: Jean-Dominique (Mathieu Amalric), Celine (Emmanuelle Seigner), Le Docteur Lepage (Patrick Chesnais)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Official Trailer (HD)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Official Trailer (HD)

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. Starring, in alphabetical order: Anne Consigny, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Marie-Josee Croze, Mathieu Amalric, Max von Sydow, Niels Arestrup, Patrick Chesnais

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - You Can Do Anything

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - You Can Do Anything

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)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Reminisce

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Reminisce

While giving his father a shave, the two discuss Jean-Do's the women in their past, present, and books. In this scene: Papinou (Max von Sydow), Jean-Dominique (Mathieu Amalric)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - This Can't Be Life

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - This Can't Be Life

After weeks in a coma, Jean-Do awakens to a nightmarish new reality. In this scene: Jean-Dominique (Mathieu Amalric), Le Docteur Cocheton (Gerard Watkins)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Take A Chance

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Take A Chance

When the priest suggest that Jean-Do join him on a trip to the holy city of Lourdes, he reflects the last fruitless pilgrimage he took to that city. In this scene: Jean-Dominique (Mathieu Amalric), Ines (Agathe de la Fontaine), Pere Lucien et le Vendeur (Jean-Pierre Cassel)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Two Beauties

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Two Beauties

Jean-Do meets his attractive 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)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - This Isn't The End

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - This Isn't The End

Henriette thinks of an innovative, albeit tedious, way to secure Jean-Do's previously pending book deal. In this scene: Jean-Dominique (Mathieu Amalric), Henriette Roi (Marie-Josee Croze), Claude (Anne Consigny)

Now Playing: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Where We Are
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Anne Consigny, Max von Sydow

Papinou calls Jean-Do and the two share an emotional conversation about their shared situation. In this scene: Jean-Dominique (Mathieu Amalric), Claude (Anne Consigny), Papinou (Max von Sydow)