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Summary The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is the remarkable true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, a successful and charismatic editor-in-chief of French Elle, who believes he is living his life to its absolute fullest when a sudden stroke leaves him in a life-altered state. While the physical challenges of Bauby's fate leave him with little hope f...

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 36 Critic Reviews
must-see
92
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 160 User Ratings
8.4
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Summary The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is the remarkable true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, a successful and charismatic editor-in-chief of French Elle, who believes he is living his life to its absolute fullest when a sudden stroke leaves him in a life-altered state. While the physical challenges of Bauby's fate leave him with little hope f...

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 36 Critic Reviews
92
94% Positive
34 Reviews
6% Mixed
2 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 36 Critic Reviews
92
94% Positive
34 Reviews
6% Mixed
2 Reviews
0% Negative
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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 160 User Ratings
8.4
90% Positive
144 Ratings
8% Mixed
12 Ratings
3% Negative
4 Ratings

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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 160 User Ratings
8.4
90% Positive
144 Ratings
8% Mixed
12 Ratings
3% Negative
4 Ratings

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Production Company Pathé, Renn Productions, France 3 Cinéma, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, C.R.R.A.V. Nord Pas de Calais, Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Banque Populaire Images 7
Release Date Nov 30, 2007
Duration 1 h 52 m
Rating PG-13
Tagline Let your imagination set you free
Academy Awards, USA
4 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
• 2 Wins & 3 Nominations
International Cinephile Society Awards
• 3 Wins & 7 Nominations