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The Sea Inside (I) (2004)
"Mar adentro" (original title)

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The real-life story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 30 year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

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Federico Pérez Rey ...
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Nicolás Fernández Luna ...
Cristian
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Life story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. Film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible. Despite his wish to die, Ramón taught everyone he encountered the meaning, value and preciousness of life. Though he could not move himself, he had an uncanny ability to move others. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of mature thematic material | See all certifications »

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3 September 2004 (Spain)  »

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Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$151,642 (Brazil) (18 February 2005)

Gross:

$2,086,345 (USA) (13 May 2005)
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This was the most awarded Spanish movie at the Goya Awards, winning 14 of the 15 awards for which it was nominated. See more »

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Gené: Relax. You're feeling calmer and calmer. Now imagine a movie screen, opening before you. On it, imagine your favorite place. Concentrate on your breathing, allowing your whole body to relax, to feel at peace. Keep it going. Just let it come and go... come and go... Now you are there. Notice the details: the colors, the textures, the light, the temperature. Feel the temperature. Let this tranquil scene unfold before you. The sensation of peace is infinite.
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Featured in 49º premis Sant Jordi de cinematografía (2005) See more »

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Negra sombra
Lyrics by Rosalía de Castro
Music by Carlos Núñez
Performed by Luz Casal
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Masterpiece on human dignity
4 September 2004 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

This small, quiet, harmonious movie grows into a masterpiece on human dignity. It is intelligently structured, filled with meaningful little details and important side-plots. It tells a story of one man with great humanity without positioning itself politically, but fostering life as a precious right (not an obligation) and underlining individual's right to choose. It enjoys the richness of different landscapes (mental and physical) and languages (important detail). Outstanding acting by each of the actors, especially unbelievable Javier Bardem. His screen-presence has such a force that you forget that this is fiction. The movie has a wonderful rhythm, it is beautifully shot and outstandingly directed. It takes real talent to make a movie on such a difficult theme with understanding, humour and heart. Six stars out of five.


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