The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Movie

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Imprisoned in his body after a massive stroke, a French journalist records the daily minutes of his new life while pondering the survival of the human spirit.

Who's Involved:

Max von Sydow, Ronald Harwood, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jon Kilik, Jim Lemley, Anne Consigny, Emma de Caunes, Pierre Grunstein

PG-13 PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED MPA
nudity, sexual content and some language

Runtime: 1 hr, 54 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Jean-Dominique Bauby AKA "Jean-Do," the high-flying editor of French Elle and father of two, was renowned for his sense of humor and style, his joie de vivre and amorous energy, when, in an instant, his world was plunged into the depths of catastrophe. Faced with a harrowing predicament, Jean-Do will use enormous courage and determination but, most of all, his soaring imagination to escape from his trap. Tapping into the limitlessness of his memories, fantasies, wit and wishes, he finds a way to race through experiences of wonder and grief, sex and love, fatherhood and childhood, faith and questioning, ecstasy and absurdity--and touches the very essence of what it is to be human. Along the way he is buoyed by a quintet of remarkable women: Céline, the mother of his children who remains devoted to him despite his betrayal; Inés, the girlfriend who still haunts him; Henriette and Marie, who give Jean-Do the power to re-connect with the world and his loved ones; and Claude, who becomes his ravishing literary assistant.


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Who stars in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: Cast List


"The French Dispatch" , "Sound of Metal"  


"At Eternity's Gate" , "The Man Who Laughs"  


"Wild Grass" , "John Rabe"  


"Mr. Bean's Holiday" , "The Science of Sleep"  


"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" , "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"  

Who's making The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: Crew List

A look at the The Diving Bell and the Butterfly behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Ronald Harwood last wrote Quartet and Oliver Twist.

Director

Screenwriter

Ronald Harwood

Producers

Pierre Grunstein
Jon Kilik
Jim Lemley

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Production: What we know about The Diving Bell and the Butterfly?

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Release Date: When was the film released?

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was released in 2007 on Friday, November 30, 2007 (). There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including Pathology, Awake and Mama's Boy.


When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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