Friday, February 29, 2008

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

I just watched the film 'The Diving Bell And The Butterfly' (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon).

I read the book about 8 or 9 years ago and was deeply impressed by it.

It is the story of a French man who has a stroke and is totally paralysed apart from his left eye. He then managed to write a book about his experiences by blinking the letters he wishes to write.

It is a funny, sad, heart warming story which covers everything from the irony of being surrounded by beautiful women and being able to do nothing about it to seeing his children and knowing he will never be able to hold them.

It is an amazing story and I suggest everyone at least watches the film and if not reads the book.

2 comments:

David Callaghan said...

does it have sub-titles?

Christian Briddon said...

Yes, it does have subtitles. If you speak French though you won't need them. :-)

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