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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

2007 Rated PG-13 1hr 52m

Mathieu Amalric stars as author and Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby in this adaptation of Bauby's autobiography, which he dictated by blinking his left eye after a stroke rendered him mute and paralyzed.

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Movie Details

2008 Independent Spirit Awards®
2008 BAFTA®
  • Best Foreign Language Film nominee
2008 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Director (Motion Picture): Julian Schnabel
  • Best Foreign Language Film
2008 Academy Award®
Nudity, sexual content and some language
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

French: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette; director's commentary; cast and crew interviews.