Sea Inside, The (2004)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2008-06-23 00:47

I watched this film over the weekend and it was fabulous. Rarely do you get great cinematography combined with an engrossing story and an uplifting message, as in this movie, which, given the recent thread on euthanasia, is very apt to SOLO. The film is based on the true story of a Spaniard who took the Spanish legal system to court over his ability to die with dignity (he was a quadriplegic, so had no way to kill himself unless aided). Showed well the evilness of bureaucracies/governments.

 

Full details of film as follows:

Director: Alejandro Amenabar.

Starring: Javier Bardem, Belen Rueda, Lola Duenas, Celso Bugallo.

Duration: 122 minutes

Country: Spain.

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Review: Two towering figures in Spanish cinema - actor Javier Bardem and director Alejandro Amenabar - collaborated on this powerful true story. Ramon Sampedro suffered a diving accident at 26 that left him paralysed. Though he couldn't move Ramon understood the preciousness of life and had an uncanny ability to move others. At 54, he fought for his right to die with dignity. Winner of 'Best Foreign Film' Oscar 2005 and 'Best Actor' for Bardem at the 2004 Venice Film Festival.


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I forgot to say in my first

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I forgot to say in my first post that the movie had enjoyable music throughout, as the protagonist constantly listened to LP's to add value to his bed-bound life. The Nessun Dorma especially was stunning.

The soundtrack for the movie included the following:

 

 "Negra sombra" Lyrics by Rosalía de Castro Music by Carlos Núñez Performed by Luz Casal

"Nessun dorma" from "Turandot" Written by Giacomo Puccini Performed by José Manuel Zapata

"Cosmic" Written by Australian Blonde Performed by Australian Blonde

"Prisoners' Chorus" from "Fidelio" Music by Ludwig van Beethoven

"Così fan tutte - Soave sia il vento" Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Performed by Orquesta de Radio Televisión Española Tenor: José Manuel Zapata

"Echo City" Written by Simon Rusell

"Prelude to the Act 3" from "Tristan und Isolde" Written by Richard Wagner

 

 Now back to the full moon informing the rest of SOLO tonight Smiling

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