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Sandrine Fichou in Locked-In Syndrome

Locked-In Syndrome

1997 NR

As the year 1995 drew to a close, French magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed and speechless -- acutely aware of the world around him but unable to participate in it. This film chronicles his journey back. Director Jean-Jacques Beineix documents Bauby's struggle to communicate using the one tool he has left -- an eye-blink -- showing how he dictated the book that would provide a window into his world.