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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly




Suitable for mature persons.

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4.3 out of 5 stars Based on 9 Customer Ratings

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"A Wonderful Movie"
4 stars"

A beautiful movie, and even more amazing that its based on a true story. A real mind opener. Just when you think you have nothing left, there is always something.

The movie is brilliant and makes you feel frustrated with and for the lead character as he struggles with life.

Would highly recommend this to anyone and everyone with good taste in movies.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Truly Awful"
1 stars"

The picture at the start of the movie is unfocussed and disorientating, in keeping with the lead character's e­mergence from a coma. From then on, it's downhill. It is hard to develop any empathy for the lead character due to his ambivalence towards the people that care for and about him. Avoid.

1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 stars"
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Beautifuly filmed. Classic French cinema.

Something terrible happens, struggle against adversity and a sad end.


Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.
Release date Australia
October 8th, 2008
Length (Minutes)
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
  • Drama
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
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