The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

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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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Die Taucherglocke und der Schmetterling, Szkafander és pillangó, Kelebek ve Dalgıç, O Escafandro e a Borboleta, La escafandra y la mariposa, 潜水衣与蝴蝶, Skafandr a motýl, Dykkerklokken og sommerfuglen, 잠수종과 나비, Fjärilen i glaskupan, Lo scafandro e la farfalla, Schmetterling und Taucherglocke, Скафандр и бабочка, 潜水钟与蝴蝶, Motyl i skafander, Perhonen Lasikuvussa, הפרפר ופעמון הצלילה, Το Σκάφανδρο και η Πεταλούδα, 潜水服は蝶の夢を見る, Скафандр і метелик, Скафандърът и пеперудата, სკაფანდრი და პეპელა, Chuông Lặn Và Cánh Bướm, Scafandrul și fluturele, La Escafandra Y La Mariposa, 潛水鐘與蝴蝶, Skafandras ir drugelis

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