The Sea Inside

Ramón Sampedro (Javier Bardem) is a Spanish ship mechanic and part-time poet who is left a quadriplegic after a diving accident. This film tells the true story of Sampedro's 30-year battle for the legal right to end his own life. He develops close relationships with his long-term lawyer Julia (Belén Rueda) and his friend Rosa (Lola Dueñas), who tries to convince him that his life is worth living. Despite his situation, Ramon manages to inspire those around him to live life to the fullest. The Sea Inside won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2005.


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The Sea Inside



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Film Info

Alejandro Amenábar, 2004, Spain, 150 minutes, R

Genre: Drama
Cast Members: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas
Original Language: Spanish