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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Miramax, 2007)(
This is a 2007 biographical drama film based on Jean-Dominique Bauby’s memoir of the same name. Bauby suffered a massive stroke that left him with the condition of locked-in syndrome. Essentially, Bauby was trapped inside his body and was only able to move one eye. The journalist wrote his book, letter by letter blink by blink. Wow.
The film (La Scaphandre et le Papillon as it’s known in France) won awards at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, the Cesar Awards and received four Oscar nominations. It stars Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Signer, Marie-Josee Croze, Anne Consigny and Max von Sydow.