Editor-in-Chief Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric) of Elle magazine has a devastating stroke.
Biography, Drama114 Mins2007PG-13
Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), editor-in-chief of French fashion bible Elle magazine, has a devastating stroke at age 43. The damage to his brain stem results in locked-in syndrome, with which he is almost completely paralyzed and only able to communicate by blinking an eye. Bauby painstakingly dictates his memoir via the only means of expression left to him.