Ramón Arroyo is a man who lives in Bilbao (Basque Country, north to Spain) with his wife Inma working as CEO in an important company with friends and job partners as Mario. But his daily life ends when one day he wakes up to find himself briefly paralyzed, being unable to stand up from the bed. Trying to know what happens, Inma and Ramón go to the hospital, where the revelation couldn't be worse: Ramón is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a muscular degeneration that progressively will stop any movement of his body, leaving him in a wheelchair the rest of his life. Starting a treatment in the hospital to minimize the symptoms, where he meets other patients with a more advanced state of the disease, Inma has her own troubles due her father Manolo, who has tried commit suicide in his country house where he lives alone after the death of his wife and Inma's mother. Moving Manolo to the city to live with them, things complicate by the so much bad relation between Ramón and Manolo, ...Written by
This is a touching look at multiple sclerosis (MS) and how it gradually wreaks havoc on a family, but ultimately helps build the family's unity and sense of belonging, too. Dani Rovira is very good in the central role, and he is capably seconded by his father in law, played by Elejalde, and his wife, played by the beautiful Alexandra Jimenez, who shows what a woman's quiet and unwavering love can do for a man.
There are many memorable sequences in the movie, but I liked in particular the exchanges among the MS patients who congregate for treatment. Life is a very flimsy and wanton thing, and watching this movie only heightened my perception of how privileged I am to be alive, healthy, and with my own beloved wife and family.
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