#
buy premium
Do you have a video playback issues? Please disable AdBlocker in your browser for our website.
CouchTuner
 FAVORITE
ico
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our servers. We hope to have this resolved soon. This issue doesn't affect premium users.
Get Premium
Watch on MixDrop/MyStream
ico
All our servers are currently overloaded.Please try again later or get our premium subscription.
Get Premium
Refresh page
Oops...
Something went wrong
Try again later.
The Diving Bell and Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon) [Sub: Eng]
  • Reset
Here You can choose a playback server.

The Diving Bell and Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon) [Sub: Eng]

Description
The astonishing true-life story of Jean-Dominic Bauby -- a man who held the world in his palm, lost everything to sudden paralysis at 43 years old, and somehow found the strength to rebound -- first touched the world in Bauby's best-selling autobiography The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (aka La Scaphandre et la Papillon), then in Jean-Jacques Beineix's half-hour 1997 documentary of Bauby at work, released under the same title, and, ten years after that, in this Cannes-selected docudrama, helmed by Julian Schnabel (Basquiat) and adapted from the memoir by Ronald Harwood (Cromwell). The Schnabel/Harwood picture follows Bauby's story to the letter -- his instantaneous descent from a wealthy and congenial playboy and the editor of French Elle, to a bed-bound, hospitalized stroke victim with an inactive brain stem that made it impossible for him to speak or move a muscle of his body. This prison, as it were, became a kind of 'diving bell' for Bauby -- one with no means of escape. With the editor's mind unaffected, his only solace lay in the 'butterfly' of his seemingly depthless fantasies and memories. Because of Bauby's physical restriction, he only possessed one channel for communication with the outside world: ocular activity. By moving his eyes and blinking, he not only began to interact again with the world around him, but -- astonishingly -- authored the said memoir via a code used to signify specific letters of the alphabet. In Schnabel's picture, Mathieu Amalric tackles the difficult role of Bauby; the film co-stars Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, and Patrick Chesnais.
Actors: Mathieu Amalric,
Mathieu Amalric
Mathieu Amalric 25 October 1965, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Emmanuelle Seigner,
Emmanuelle Seigner
Emmanuelle Seigner 22 June 1966, Paris, France
Marie-Josée Croze,
Marie-Josée Croze
Marie-Josée Croze 23 February 1970, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Anne Consigny,
Anne Consigny
Anne Consigny 25 May 1963, Alençon, Orne, France
Patrick Chesnais,
Patrick Chesnais
Patrick Chesnais March 18, 1947 in La Garenne-Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Niels Arestrup,
Niels Arestrup
Niels Arestrup 8 February 1949, Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Olatz López Garmendia,
Olatz López Garmendia
Olatz López Garmendia
Jean-Pierre Cassel,
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Jean-Pierre Cassel 27 October 1932, Paris, France
Marina Hands,
Marina Hands
Marina Hands 10 January 1975, Paris, France
Max von Sydow,
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow 10 April 1929, Lund, Skåne län, Sweden
Gérard Watkins,
Gérard Watkins
Gérard Watkins 4 July 1965, London, England, UK
...»
Genre: DramaBiography
Director: Julian Schnabel
Country: United States
Release: 2007
IMDb: 8.0
Quality:
Duration: 112 min
COMMENTS (0) Sort by Newest
Newest Oldest
CouchTuner User
+ Add comment
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
CouchTuner