The Sea İnside
2004, Spain-Italy-France, 125’, Color, Spanish
Director: Alejandro Amenabar
Cast: Javier Bardem, Belen Rueda, Lola Duenas
2005 Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film
A real masterpiece from expert director Alejandro Amenabar…
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.