Feb 01, 2008 Release Date:
112 min Runtime:
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is an family, biography and drama movie. The story of the movie is about Jean-Do. Forty-three year old Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique Baubyean-Do to his friends awakens not knowing where he is. He is in a Berck-sur-Mer hospital, where he has been for the past several weeks in a coma after suffering a massive stroke. Although his cognitive facilities are in tact, he quickly learns that he has what is called locked-in syndrome which has resulted in him being almost completely paralyzed, including not being able to speak. One of his few functioning muscles is his left eye. His physical situation and hospitalization uncomfortably bring together the many people in his life, including Celine Desmoulins, his ex-lover and mother of his children Ines, his current lover and his aged father who he calls Papinou. Among his compassionate recuperative team are his physical therapist Marie, and his speech therapist Henriette.
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La escafandra y la mariposa | O Escafandro e a Borboleta | Skafandr a motýl | Schmetterling und Taucherglocke | Dykkerklokken og sommerfuglen | Tuukrikell ja liblikas | La escafandra y la mariposa | Perhonen lasikuvussa | Le scaphandre et le papillon | The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | Το Σκάφανδρο Και Η Πεταλούδα | Szkafander és pillangó | Lo scafandro e la farfalla | Sensui fuku wa Chô no Yume o Miru | Jamsujong gwa nabi | Skafandras ir drugelis | El llanto de la mariposa | Dykkerklokken og sommerfuglen | El llanto de la mariposa | Motyl i skafander | O Escafandro e a Borboleta | Scafandrul si Fluturele | Ronilačko zvono i leptir | Скафандр и бабочка | Fjärilen i glaskupan | Skafander a motýl | Скафандр i метелик | The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
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