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Aro Favourite Sea Inside, The


aka: Mar Adentro
Spain 2004, 126 minutes
Dir. Alejandro Amenabar
In Spanish with English subtitles
Rating: [M]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama

Topics: Biopic.


Aroview: A deserving winner of the Best Foreign Film Academy Award, this outstanding melodrama is based on the unique real-life story of Ramon Sampedro, who spent 28 years paralyzed after an accident, and campaigned publicly for his right to "die with dignity".

The miraculous Javier Bardem perfectly illustrates the struggle within, while the tides of drama compellingly brew through the relationships with his deeply conflicted family, friends and love interests. Taking an even-handed approach to its controversial subject, this focuses importantly on the human side of the story, one that attuned viewers will find both uplifting and profoundly moving.

NZ International Film Festival 2005

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DVD Features

Includes an excellent, feature-length making-of documentary, "The Sea Inside - A Journey".

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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