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PG-13| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Javier Bardem , Belén Rueda , Lola Dueñas , Mabel Rivera , Celso Bugallo , Clara Segura , Joan Dalmau , Alberto Jiménez

Director: Alejandro Amenábar

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Fine Line Features

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Release Date: December 17th, 2004|2 hr. 5 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The film, quite rightly, is a tour de force for Bardem. show more

  • 75
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    It's moving, romantic, dreamlike, flawlessly acted and so engaging as to make you forget about euthanasia before it jolts you back into recognition. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A monumentally moving experience, from the powerful acting by Javier Bardem to the evocative music, composed by the director, Alejandro Amenábar. show more

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