Release Date: January 7th, 2005
DVD Release Date: May 17th, 2005
PG-13|2 hr 5 min
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.
Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Production Co: Sociedad General de Derechos, Sogecine, UGC Images, Lucky Red, Himenóptero
Distributors: Fine Line Features