Spanish language film from director of "The Others" with an award winning performance from Javier Bardem. The real life story of a man who fought a 30 year campaign in favour of euthanasia and his own right to die.
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Winner of the 2004 Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival Javier Bardem gives a remarkable unforgettable performance in Alejandro Amenabar's gripping drama about dying with dignity 'The Sea Inside'. ; ; Thirty-five-year-old Bardem plays 55-year-old Ramon Sampedro a Galician who broke his neck as a young man and has spent more than a quarter of a century as a quadriplegic confined to bed. Reflecting on his past and considering his future he chooses to die petitioning the courts for permission to be euthanised. His radical decision sets off controversy throughout Spain as well as in his own house where his family and friends all have different opinions on the fate he has chosen. ; ; While Ramon's father (Alberto Gimenez) and brother (Celso Bugallo) refuse to help him die and his nephew Javi (Tamar Novas) tries to understand his uncle's decision Ramon is surrounded by women who virtually fight over him - Rosa (Lola Duenas) a single mother of two who visits him to talk about her difficult life; Manuela (Mabel Rivera) his sister-in-law who takes care of his daily needs; Gene (Clara Segura) who works for the Death with Dignity organization; and Julia (Belen Rueda in a powerful film debut) a married lawyer with a secret of her own. ; ; Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Venice Film Festival 'The Sea Inside' is a special film with marvelous acting a strong soundtrack a moving story and an enchanting visual style that features poetic shots of the countryside as Ramon dreams he can fly.
Award-winning psychological drama from acclaimed Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar. Ramon Sampedro (Javier Bardam) is a Galician who broke his neck as a young man and has spent more than 25 years as a quadriplegic. While grateful to his family and friends for their help, Ramon sees his life as frustrating and pointless and wishes to die with what remains of his dignity. His decision results in controversy throughout Spain as well as in his own house, where his friends and family all have different opinions on the fate he has chosen.