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by Alejandro Amenábar


A tetraplegic who battles for 25 years for the right to die with dignity, sparking off a huge debate amongst institutions and the public.

international title: The Sea Inside
original title: Mar adentro
country: Spain, France, Italy
sales agent: Sogepaq
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Alejandro Amenábar
film run: 125'
screenplay: Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil
cast: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Mabel Rivera, Celso Bugallo, Clara Segura, Alberto Jiménez
cinematography by: Javier Aguirresarobe
film editing: Alejandro Amenábar
costumes designer: Sonia Grande
music: Alejandro Amenábar, Carlos Núñez
producer: Fernando Bovaira
production: Sogecine & Sogepaq (ifta), Himenóptero, UGC Images, TVE, Canal +, TVG, Filmanova Invest, Eyescreen, Lucky Red, Eurimages/ICAA
distributor: Lucky Red (IT), UFD (FR), Sogepaq Distribucion S.A. (ES), Tobis Film GmbH & Co. KG (GR), SPI International (CZ)


main awards/selection

EFA 2004Best Director (Alejandro Amenabar), Best Actor (Javier Bardem)
Venice 2004Silver Lion for Best Director, Coppa Volpi Best Actor (Javier Bardem), Arca Cinema Giovani Prize
Oscar 2004Best Foreign Language Film
Goyas 2004Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography (14 prizes)
Golden Globes 2004Best Foreign Language Film

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