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The Sea Inside (2004)

Mar adentro (original title)
PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 4 March 2005 (USA)
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The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

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Alejandro Amenábar (screenplay), Mateo Gil (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Nicolás Fernández Luna ... Cristian
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Spain | France | Italy

Language:

Spanish | Catalan | Gallegan

Release Date:

4 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sea Inside See more »

Filming Locations:

A Coruña, Galicia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€2,289,271 (Spain), 5 September 2004, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,681, 19 December 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,086,345, 15 May 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,535,221, 31 December 2005
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SDDS | Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ramona Maneiro, Rosa in the film, acknowledged helping Ramón to die in 2005 once the offense had prescribed, that was 7 years after his death, 1 year after this film. 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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Connections

Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude to the Act 3
from "Tristan und Isolde"
Written by Richard Wagner
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One of Javier Bardem's best performances.
6 May 2013 | by ntebyanianSee all my reviews

I've been a fan of Javier Bardem ever since No Country For Old Men came out back in 2007. His presence on screen was something extraordinary and i could tell the guy knew how to act. Sea Inside is definitely a film were his talent shines. The character he plays as is a paraplegic. After an unfortunate accident, he's left paralyzed from the neck down. After so many years he decides that he's had enough and wants to attempt suicide. As he tries to find the right person to help him, we get to meet so many great characters played by many great actors/actresses. From his family to his friends, you get this emotional bond between everyone and it really makes for a real powerhouse. You will believe Bardem is paralyzed, it's so effective. He makes it seem so realistic from beginning to end. This film has a very deep and dark meaning that anyone could feel for. It'll make you cry, it'll make you laugh and it will leave you in silence. If your a fan of Javier Bardem, or your a fan of a good and solid piece of art, do your self a favor and see this movie.


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