The Sea Inside

Release date:December 17, 2004

Studio:Fine Line Features

Director:Alejandro Amenábar

MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for intense depiction of mature thematic material)


Starring:Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Mabel Rivera, Celso Bugallo, Clara Segura, Joan Dalmau, Alberto Jiménez, Tamar Novas, Francesc Garrido, José María Pou


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Plot Summary:

Based on the profoundly moving true story that captured the world’s attention, "The Sea Inside" is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro (Bardem), who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. "The Sea Inside" is the story of Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia (Rueda) a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa (Dueñas), a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible. Despite his wish to die, Ramón taught everyone he encountered the meaning, value and preciousness of life. Though he could not move himself, he had an uncanny ability to move others. A truly joyous experience, "The Sea Inside" celebrates the nature of freedom and love, and the mystery and beauty of life.