The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (film)

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (French: Le Scaphandre et le Papillon) is a 2007 biographical drama film directed by Julian Schnabel and written by Ronald Harwood. Based on Jean-Dominique Bauby's 1997 memoir of the same name, the film depicts Bauby's life after suffering a massive stroke that left him with a condition known as locked-in syndrome. Bauby is played by Mathieu Amalric.

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Theatrical release poster
FrenchLe scaphandre et le papillon
Directed byJulian Schnabel
Screenplay byRonald Harwood
Based onThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly
by Jean-Dominique Bauby
Produced byKathleen Kennedy
Jon Kilik
CinematographyJanusz Kamiński
Edited byJuliette Welfling
Music byPaul Cantelon
Distributed byPathé Distribution (France/United Kingdom)
Miramax Films (United States)
Release dates
  • 22 May 2007 (2007-05-22) (Cannes Film Festival)
  • 23 May 2007 (2007-05-23) (France)
  • 30 November 2007 (2007-11-30) (United States)
Running time
112 minutes
United States
Budget$12.8 million[1]
Box office$19.8 million[2]

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly won awards at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, and the César Awards, and received four Oscar nominations. Several critics later listed it as one of the best films of its decade.[3] It ranks in BBC's 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century.