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A.k.a.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Year
2007
Runtime
112 min.
Director
Julian Schnabel
Genres
Drama, Biography
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
86,296
Checks
15,226
Favs
1,647
Dislikes
104
Favs/checks
10.8% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
16:1
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  1. sammysin's avatar

    sammysin

    One of the most heartbreaking and poetic films I've ever seen. I lost it at so many points, especially the phone call with his father.

    This one will play on my mind for many days to come.

    Stunning.
    6 years 11 months ago
  2. Timec's avatar

    Timec

    The "student film" epithet has grown very old. As someone who, you know, has actually seen some student films, I can assure you that none of them contained anything that looked like the dream sequences in this film (and it's not just a matter of competency, but also a matter of visual imagination - something most student films lack and which this film contains in spades.)

    It's also nowhere close to being "very long" - it is, in fact, just about the perfect length (though it could have used a little longer run-time.)

    It is a truly extraordinary film, one with more creativity and beauty and warmth than just about anything else out there.
    8 years 9 months ago
  3. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    Beautiful movie. A real tearjerker. I wanted to dispose the main character because of his lavish almost decadent lifestyle (can you say jealous?) but I just couldn't. I felt so much for his situation. I also admired his courage and resilience in the face of such adversity. The visuals were perfect at giving the sense that I was just as confined as he was. Marvelous. 6 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #49 in IMDb's Biography Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #77 in BBC's 100 greatest films of the 21st Century
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  3. This movie ranks #109 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  4. This movie ranks #147 in 501 Must See Movies
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  5. This movie ranks #906 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  6. This movie ranks #1001 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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