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Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The (Scaphandre et le Papillon, Le)

[cert 12A, 112 mins]

At the age of forty-three, Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby suffers a stroke that paralyses his entire body, save his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir one letter at a time, Bauby describes the aspects of his interior world.

A man lying in a hospital bed, beside him a blonde woman holding a book up for him to see

Director: Julian Schnabel

Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Max Von Sydow

Level: AS, A2, GCSE, Scottish Highers

Subjects: Citizenship, Film Studies, French, Media Studies

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