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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Poignant drama telling the real-life story of a man left paralysed in the prime of his life who went on to show incredible reserves of spiritual strength to author his memoirs. The editor of France's Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby was struck down in his 40s by a stroke that left him unable to move a muscle, yet did not affect his mental reflexes. He went on to write his autobiography just by blinking patterns - the only physical activity he could still perform - which followed an alphabetical code.

Last on

Sat 2 Nov 2013 00:40 BBC Two Wales only

Music Played

16 items

Credits

Jean-Do Bauby
Mathieu Amalric
Director
Julian Schnabel
Celine
Emmanuelle Seigner
Henriette Roi
Marie-Josee Croze
Claude
Anne Consigny
Le Docteur Lepage
Patrick Chesnais
Roussin
Niels Arestrup
Papinou
Max von Sydow
Marie Lopez
Olatz Lopez Garmendia
Pere Lucien et le Vendeur
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Josephine
Marina Hands
Le Docteur Cocheton
Gerard Watkins
Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
Producer
Jon Kilik
Author
Jean-Dominique Bauby
Writer
Ronald Harwood

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