About

The true story of 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.

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Directed by

Julian Schnabel

Written by

Ronald Harwood (Screenplay)
Jean-Dominique Bauby (Novel)

Runtime

112 minutes

Country

United States of America, France

Language

French

Tagline

Let your imagination set you free

Cast

Keywords

lover (female) independent film french dying and death patient writing editor-in-chief disabled psychological stress

Photos

Lists

#77 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

#132 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Directing

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Ronald Harwood

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography Janusz Kamiński

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Film Editing