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JEAN-Dominique Bauby was the high-flying editor of Elle magazine in France until, in 1997, he suffered a massive stroke that left him with a condition known as ‘locked-in syndrome’. Fully conscious but paralysed everywhere except his left eye, Bauby could only communicate by blinking but nevertheless succeeded in creating a memoir of his experience that was eventually published to huge acclaim just days before his death. Julian Schnabel’s The Diving Bell & The Butterfly chronicles this story. Check out photos…

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The Diving Bell & The Butterfly PreviousNext Mathieu Amalric plays Jean-Dominique Bauby, the Elle editor who suffered from locked-in syndrome after experiencing a severe stroke. He could only more or communicate through blinking one eye despite having full control of his brain. 1 of 5


Read our review of The Diving Bell & The Butterfly or our interview with the film’s director Julian Schnabel

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