Overview

The true story of 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.

  1. Jean-Dominique Bauby

    Novel

  2. Julian Schnabel

    Director

  3. Ronald Harwood

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mathieu Amalric

    Mathieu Amalric

    Jean-Dominique Bauby

  2. Emmanuelle Seigner

    Emmanuelle Seigner

    Céline Desmoulins

  3. Marie-Josée Croze

    Marie-Josée Croze

    Henriette Durand

  4. Anne Consigny

    Anne Consigny

    Claude

  5. Patrick Chesnais

    Patrick Chesnais

    Dr. Lepage

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Original Title Le scaphandre et le papillon

Status Released

Release Information

  • May 22, 2007
    Premiere

    Meaning

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 52m

Budget $14,000,000.00

Revenue $19,777,647.00

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