I can see why The Diving Bell and the Butterfly has won awards. It should also win the Simultaneous Punch in the Face, Kick to the Gut, Knee to the Soul Award.
Upon waking from a coma, write and editor Jean-Dominique Bauby finds that he is completely paralyzed with one exception; he can blink. He can also remember and imagine. Using a painful-to-watch method of dictation, Bauby actually writes his autobiography one blink at a time. This best-seller was adapted to the screen for this film.