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by Julian Schnabel


Based on "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly", written by Bauby following an accident in December 1995, which left him suffering from locked-in syndrome. Completely paralysed, unable to move, eat, talk or breathe without assistance, the editor-in-chief of Elle magazine dictates letter by letter through the flattering of the eyelashes of his left eye, a type of stationary travel log.

international title: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
original title: Le Scaphandre et le papillon
country: France
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Julian Schnabel
release date: BE 23/05/2007, FR 23/05/2007, NL 13/09/2007, GR 15/11/2007, DK 07/12/2007, ES 04/01/2008, SE 11/01/2008, PL 18/01/2008, FI 25/01/2008, IT 08/02/2008, UK 08/02/2008, DE 27/03/2008
screenplay: Ronald Harwood
cast: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais, Niels Arestrup, Olatz Lopez Garmendia
cinematography by: Janusz Kaminski
film editing: Juliette Welfling
art director: Laurent Ott
costumes designer: Olivier Bériot
production: Pathé Films, France 3 Cinéma
distributor: Pathé Distribution, A-Film Distribution (NL), Scanbox Entertainment (FI)