The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

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.

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Film Cast:

  • Jean-Dominique Bauby: Mathieu Amalric
  • Céline Desmoulins: Emmanuelle Seigner
  • Henriette Durand: Marie-Josée Croze
  • Claude: Anne Consigny
  • Dr. Lepage: Patrick Chesnais
  • Roussin: Niels Arestrup
  • Marie Lopez: Olatz López Garmendia
  • Father Lucien: Jean-Pierre Cassel
  • Joséphine: Marina Hands
  • Papinou: Max von Sydow
  • Laurent: Isaach De Bankolé
  • Empress Eugenia: Emma de Caunes
  • Doctor Mercier: Jean-Philippe Écoffey
  • Doctor Cocheton: Gérard Watkins
  • Ninjinski: Nicolas Le Riche
  • Théophile: Théo Sampaio
  • Céleste: Fiorella Campanella
  • Hortense: Talina Boyaci
  • Betty: Anne Alvaro
  • Madame Bauby: Françoise Lebrun
  • Joubert: Zinedine Soualem
  • Diane: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
  • Inès: Agathe de La Fontaine

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Kathleen Kennedy
  • Director of Photography: Janusz Kamiński
  • Screenplay: Ronald Harwood
  • Editor: Juliette Welfling
  • Producer: Jon Kilik
  • Original Music Composer: Paul Cantelon
  • Songs: Julian Schnabel
  • Sound Engineer: Jean-Paul Mugel
  • Executive Producer: Pierre Grunstein
  • Costume Design: Olivier Bériot
  • Producer: Léonard Glowinski
  • Sound Designer: Francis Wargnier
  • Sound Designer: Dominique Gaborieau
  • Executive Producer: Jim Lemley
  • Set Designer: Michel Eric
  • Line Producer: François-Xavier Decraene
  • Novel: Jean-Dominique Bauby
  • Set Designer: Laurent Ott

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