• The Sea Inside (2005)

The Sea Inside

Release Date: January 7th, 2005

DVD Release Date: May 17th, 2005

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

Production Co: Sociedad General de Derechos, Sogecine, UGC Images, Lucky Red, HimenĂłptero

Distributors: Fine Line Features

Keywords: Inspiring , Love , 2000s , Friend , Sacrifice , Emotional , Gripping ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Has its share of contrivances, some more successful than others, but center stage is occupied by truth, and austere beauty.

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    For the most part, the film stays steady-on, celebrating one man's crusade - and one family's heartbreak. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The result is a film both poetic and profound. show more

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Awards

Winner Best Leading Actor
Los Premios Goya (2004)
Nominated Volpi cup for the best male performance
Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (2004)
Nominated Makeup
Winner Foreign Language Film
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Foreign Language Film
Winner Best Film
Los Premios Goya (2004)
Winner Best Director
Los Premios Goya (2004)