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8,150 Ratings

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Le scaphandre et le papillon

Directed by Julian Schnabel
France, United States, 2007
Biography, Drama


Based on true events, this film tells the story of wealthy magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who after a stroke is left almost entirely paralyzed. Unable to move or speak, he retreats into his mind, but after learning to communicate by blinking his left eye, he begins to tell his story.

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Directed by Julian Schnabel

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2007 | 2 wins including: Best Director

Academy Awards

2008 | 4 nominations including: Best Achievement in Directing

Independent Spirit Awards

2008 | 2 wins including: Best Director

2008 | 2 nominations including: Best Feature

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