Scaphandre et le papillon, Le (2007) – 3.5/5

Scaphandre et le papillon, Le (2007) (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)

NEXT: “The Kite Runner” (2007)

A painful movie to watch about the editor of Elle magazine in France having a stroke and suffering from locked-in syndrome. He basically only has control over one eye and communicates by blinking. His mind is there, but he’s trapped. Hard to watch.

W/ help, he’s able to write a book which then is made into this movie.

I have to say, while this movie was somewhat inspiring that he was able to keep his sanity and continue to live, communicate, etc. It was a bit depressing too. You wd expect that somewhat… and it was.

I guess I hoped for a bit more of an uplifting story of his triumph. It was inspiring, but very, very sad too.

Haiku Summary
Man has stroke. Coma.
Can think, but little else. He
writes a book with help.

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