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Scaphandre et le papillon, Le (2007)

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Rated PG-13 for nudity, sexual content and some language.

Country France | USA

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Pathé Renn Productions, France 3 Cinéma (co-production), Kennedy/Marshall Company, The (in association with), C.R.R.A.V. Nord Pas de Calais (support), Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais (support), Canal+ (participation), Ciné Cinémas (participat

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Other Titles
• The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
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Genre: Drama

Tagline: Let your imagination set you free

Plot: IN THEATRES NOVEMBER 30, 2007 (Limited)

Celebrated painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel’s third feature finds him reaching new artistic heights with this audacious and personal biopic, based on the best-selling memoir of the same name. The film tells the remarkable tale of Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), the world-renowned editor of French ELLE magazine, who suffered a stroke and was paralyzed by the inexplicable "locked in" syndrome at the age of 43. Bauby’s only way of communicating with the outside world was by blinking with one eye, and after several dedicated helpers--a string of impossibly beautiful women (Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josee Croze, Olatz Lopez Garamendia, Anne Consigny)--helped him to speak through this seemingly irrelevant gesture, he began to produce the words that would form his memoir. Along the way, as he swam in and out of consciousness, memories from his past swelled into the present, resulting in a cinematic experience that is at once heartbreaking and hopeful. Schnabel somehow manages to convey Bauby’s internal life with remarkable clarity, employing first-person perspective, striking cinematography (by the always great Janusz Kaminski), and Amalric’s pained, life-affirming monologues. The result is a wholly original experience, a painful

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 Directed by
Julian Schnabel
Basquiat, Before Night Falls, Rockets Redglare!
 Written by
Ronald Harwood
The Pianist, Being Julia, Love in the Time of Cholera
 Cast
Emmanuelle Seigner
The Ninth Gate, Môme, La, Frantic
Max von Sydow
Minority Report, The Exorcist, Rush Hour 3
Mathieu Amalric
Munich, Alice et Martin, Kings and Queen
Anne Consigny
36 Quai des Orfèvres, Équipier, L', Anna M.
Patrick Chesnais
The Children of the Century, The Reader, Belle histoire, La
Niels Arestrup
The Beat That My Heart Skipped, Meeting Venus, Une affaire privée
Jean-Pierre Cassel
The Crimson Rivers, Prêt-à-Porter, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
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 Music By
Paul Cantelon
The Other Boleyn Girl, Everything Is Illuminated, The River Wild

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Diving Bell And The Butterfly, The
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