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Writers:
Alejandro Amenábar (screenplay) and
Mateo Gil (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 September 2004 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The real-life story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 30 year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 65 wins & 31 nominations See more »
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(174 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Javier Bardem ... Ramón Sampedro

Belén Rueda ... Julia

Lola Dueñas ... Rosa
Mabel Rivera ... Manuela
Celso Bugallo ... José
Clara Segura ... Gené
Joan Dalmau ... Joaquín
Alberto Jiménez ... Germán

Tamar Novas ... Javi
Francesc Garrido ... Marc
Josep Maria Pou ... Padre Francisco (as José María Pou)
Alberto Amarilla ... Hermano Andrés

Andrea Occhipinti ... Santiago
Federico Pérez Rey ... Conductor
Nicolás Fernández Luna ... Cristian
Raúl Lavisier ... Samuel
Xosé Manuel Olveira 'Pico' ... Juez 1
César Cambeiro ... Juez 2
Xosé Manuel Esperante ... Periodista 1
Yolanda Muiños ... Periodista 2
Adolfo Obregón ... Ejecutivo
José Luis Rodríguez ... Presentador
Julio Jordán ... Encuadernador
Juan Manuel Vidal ... Amigo Ramón
Marta Larralde ... Muchacha Playa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jordi Ballester

Directed by
Alejandro Amenábar 
 
Writing credits
Alejandro Amenábar (screenplay) and
Mateo Gil (screenplay)

Produced by
Alejandro Amenábar .... producer
Fernando Bovaira .... producer
Emiliano Otegui .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Alejandro Amenábar 
 
Cinematography by
Javier Aguirresarobe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alejandro Amenábar 
 
Casting by
Luis San Narciso 
 
Production Design by
Benjamín Fernández 
 
Art Direction by
Benjamín Fernández 
 
Set Decoration by
Emilio Ardura 
 
Costume Design by
Sonia Grande 
 
Makeup Department
James Allen .... special makeup assistant
Jo Allen .... special makeup designer
Mara Collazo .... hair stylist
Chris Fitzgerald .... sculptor
Manolo García .... hair stylist
Ana López Puigcerver .... makeup department head
David Martí .... special makeup effects artist
Carlos Montosa .... wigs
Ana Urosa .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
José Antonio García Tapia .... production manager
Emiliano Otegui .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larisa Balinge .... assistant director
José Ramón Otegui .... second assistant director (as Joserra Otegui)
Walter Prieto .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gonzalo Ansó .... props
Alberto Báez .... carpenter
Leopoldo Báez .... construction coordinator (as Leo Báez)
Pedro Calderón .... painter
Paco Calonge .... props (as Francisco Calonge)
Manuel Casla .... carpenter
Carlos Chamorro .... laborer
Manuel Chamorro .... carpenter
Salvador Comes .... painter
Blas Díaz .... carpenter
Francisco Díaz .... carpenter
Alejandro Fernández .... assistant art director
Francisco Fernández .... carpenter
Antonio Lopez .... carpenter
Natalia Montes .... storyboard artist
Rubén Rivas .... graphic designer
Tino Torrescusa .... property master
Ana Viana .... apprentice art director
Juan Ignacio Viñuales .... props
 
Sound Department
Susana Benito .... assistant sound mixer
Ricard Camprodón .... sound consultant: SDDS
Manuel Cora .... sound consultant: DTS
Juan Ferro .... sound editor
Alfonso Raposo .... sound mixer
Guillermo Solana .... boom operator
María Steinberg .... sound editor
María Steinberg .... sound effects editor
Ricardo Steinberg .... sound
Ricardo Viñas .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
David Campos .... special effects
Pau Costa .... special effects supervisor
Giacomo Iovino .... mold maker
Javier Jal .... special effects technician
Javier H. Moneo .... special effects technician
Julio Navarro .... special effects technician
Raúl Romanillos .... special effects supervisor
Juan Serrano .... special effects technician: DDT SFX
Stuart Sewell .... mold maker
 
Visual Effects by
Sara Alavés .... visual effects producer
Nike Alonso .... visual effects producer
Helmuth Barnert .... digital compositor
Manuel Barrero .... digital restoration: Fotofilm Madrid
Félix Bergés .... visual effects supervisor
Montse Capdevila .... digital compositor
María Carretero .... graphic effects artist
Gonzalo Carrión .... 3D infography
Eduardo Díaz .... digital compositor
Yusef El Khadir .... 3D operator
Juancho Fernández .... digital compositor
Segundo Fernández .... digital compositor
Carmen García .... digital compositor
Vincent Gilot .... motion control operator
Tim Mendler .... motion control operator
Matías Nieto .... time lapse photography
Guillermo Orbe .... digital compositor
Thorsten Rienth .... digital compositor
Rubén Sanz .... visual effects producer
Rafa Solorzano .... visual effects supervisor (as Rafael Solorzano)
Carlos Trijueque .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Guiomar Alonso .... stunts
Eugenio Jiménez .... stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt coordinator
Álvaro Quiroga .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel Balanzategui .... combo operator
Jon Barco .... apprentice camera (as Jon Barco)
Miguel Ángel Cano .... electrician
Gustavo de la Fuente .... assistant camera
Rafael García Martos .... gaffer
Raúl García .... assistant camera
José Manuel Herrero .... underwater camera operator
Josu Inchaustegui .... Steadicam operator
Josu Inchaustegui .... second assistant camera
Teresa Isasi .... still photographer
Carlos Miguel .... key grip
Juan Ramos .... Steadicam operator: second unit (as Juan Matías Ramos)
Marcelino San Eugenio .... electrician
James Swanson .... aerial director of photography
Alberto Sánchez Beltrán .... electrician (as Alberto Sánchez)
Anselmo Villalba .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cristina Martínez .... costume assistant
Cristina Ureña .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Carlos Agulló .... assistant editor
Paolo Balestrazzi .... assistant editor
Felisa Catalinas .... negative cutter
Yolanda Cáceres .... color timer
Enrique Domínguez .... assistant editor
Manuela Díaz .... post-production: Sogecine
Paulino Fernández Ibáñez .... telecine
Eladio Fernández .... post-production: Sogecine
Miguel P. Gilaberte .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Chris Barrett .... assistant music engineer
Xavier Capellas .... orchestrator
Nicholas Cervonaro .... assistant music engineer (as Nick Cervonaro)
José Luis Crespo .... music mixer
Álvaro Cruz .... assistant music engineer
Lucio Godoy .... music producer
Claudio Ianni .... orchestrator
Brian Masterson .... music recording engineer
Carlos Núñez .... soundtrack collaborator
Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española .... orchestra
Rubén Suárez .... assistant music engineer
Gavyn Wright .... orchestra leader
José Manuel Zapata .... tenor
 
Other crew
Pablo Alfaro .... financial director: Sogecine
Francisco Arnoso 'Pixi' .... production assistant: Galicia
Antonio Bazaga .... advisor: Eurimages
Yuyi Beringola .... script supervisor
Beatriz Bodegas .... legal assistant: Sogecine
Soledad Cebrián .... accountant: Sogecine
Eduardo Chapero-Jackson .... production crew: Sogecine
Urko Errazquin .... marketing: Sogecine
Fernando Esteban .... legal department: Sogecine
Marian Fernández .... production assistant
Luis Ferrón .... production assistant
Mar Francolí .... location manager: Galicia
Virginia Galvez .... production assistant: Barcelona (as Virginia Gálvez)
Nuria García Atienza .... production crew: Sogecine (as Nuria Gª Atienza)
Rosa García Merino .... publicity director
Marga García .... marketing: Sogecine
Rosa García .... publicist
Valentín García .... production assistant: Galicia
Susana Herreras .... production crew: Sogecine
Lola Liñares .... production assistant
Javier Martín .... accountant: Sogecine
José Miguel Mendiola .... production accountant
César Mendizábal .... directors apprentice
Eva Muslera .... production controller: Sogecine
Frédéric North .... helicopter pilot (as Fred North)
Luc Poullain .... aerial coordinator
Federico Pérez Rey .... linguistics consultant: Galician
Carmen Rico .... production secretary
Noelia Romero .... accountant: Sogecine
Cecilia Rubio .... legal department: Sogecine
Germán Sela .... marketing: Sogecine
Eva Soto .... publicist: Sogecine
Guy Stodel .... acquisitions executive
Francisco Sánchez Ortiz .... marketing: Sogecine (as Francisco Sánchez Ortíz)
Rafael Toba .... production coordinator
Paul Turcotte .... location manager: Seychelles
Guillem Vidal-Folch .... production apprentice: Barcelona
Daniel M. Villalba .... second production assistant
Simón de Santiago .... international sales (uncredited)
Daniel Villagomez .... credits administrator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ramona Maneiro .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mar adentro" - Spain (original title)
"The Sea Within" - Europe (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of mature thematic material
Runtime:
125 min
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Trivia:
Selected by the Spanish Cinematographic Academy to represent Spain in the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 2004 Oscars.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Spanish Movie (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Negra sombraSee more »

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112 out of 122 people found the following review useful.
The core moral question, 21 February 2005
Author: tpower-2 from United Kingdom

Many more eloquent reviews than this have described the quite spectacular acting, casting and styling of this film. It appears that the only negative reviews focus on a perceived imbalance in the film's handling of the core moral question (euthanasia).

This film is, bar the final scenes, meticulous in stressing Ramon's belief that he's not making some grand point but merely that, for him, a life devoid of dignity is a life not worth living. We, as viewers, see an enormous amount of dignity in his life - we see family and friends and culture and, but for its physical limitations, a life fully lived. Central to the tragedy of this film is that there is really only one person who thinks that Ramon's life is not worth living - and that is him.

To watch this film and say that the only counter argument comes from the visit of a bumbling priest is a nonsense. The priest's visit is pure farce, a direct assault on the simplicity of the Spanish Catholic Church's response to the issue of euthanasia. However, the sister's parting words to the priest momentarily expose the powerful 'pro-life' sentiments quietly underpinning the entire film. We are constantly encouraged to see the hope and the beauty of a life lived with love. As the film progresses, we may gradually be encouraged to understand Ramon's reasoning but we are never reconciled to his decision.

I do not remember a film which moved me and provoked me as much as this.

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