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The different characters that appear in the film represent a human universe of attitudes when faced by the onset of an unexpected disability, with their different reactions, feelings, behaviours and processes of adaptation, while at the same time weaving a natural support network to cope with daily life.

The most dramatic consequences, quadriplegia, result from high cervical injuries. It establishes a moving, but not very thought-provoking, atmosphere, following the typical format of Raomn films, where the director seeks emotional involvement of viewers. The prizes awarded support its cinematographic qualities.

All of us your slaves! However, at 25, a miscalculated dive from the rocks along the coast of his native Galicia results in a cervical injury after which saampedro is only able to move his head. Well, for me those 2 metres that I need to reach you, to touch you even, are an impossible journey, a chimaera, a dream. In this respect she comments: It uses effective music but with manipulative purposes.

The performance of the both protagonist and the supporting actors is synergic and imbues the issue addressed with a certain sobriety.

The Sea Inside/ Mar adentro (). A different view six years after the Academy Award

From the very moment he finds out that he is never going to be able to walk again, his only aim is to find some loophole in the law that might allow someone to help him to ramob without being convicted for it.


His case would rather be the opposite; he manages to establish an extensive, caring and more than considerable network of friends. The reasons for the nature and opinion of each of the characters are not clear, while the truth is that the personality of each of them is rooted in their past.

Editorial Ocho y medio, Libros de cine; The film establishes a parallelism between quadriplegia and euthanasia. During this struggle, he meets two women who are to change his life: Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

The cast, which is excellent, is what saves the film. This position contrasts with what his brother says: Some words of criticism from viewers: An insignificant distance for any human being. What are 2 metres? The concept of happiness portrayed is materialist and individualist.

There are no counterarguments provided by complementary stories of other people who live cheerfully despite being quadriplegic; testimonies that, by providing a broader view of the issue, would enrich the development of the line of thought defended by the scriptwriters and the director in the plot.

The film starts from a series of facts that can indeed be generalized to all those suffering from an unexpected spinal cord injury. The most outstanding differences among patients with spinal cord injuries are observed at this stage, since the resulting limitations depend on the level at which the injury takes place.

It is a successful piece of cinematographic art, with an excellent screenplay and a praiseworthy performance. The film establishes a campaign of manipulation that takes advantage of a person with a spinal cord injury to open a discussion on euthanasia for political purposes, since it uses a dignified death that could have been discreet.

To sum upthere is little to object to.

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However, thousands of others choose their own happiness and thus contribute to the happiness of those around them. The supporting characters are also brilliant. It does not deal with the true issues about life and death in depth.

It shows a high cervical spinal cord injury leading to quadriplegia as the consequence of an ill-fated dive. Spinal cord injury through The Sea Inside: A different view six years after the Academy Award.


Julia, the lawyer who wants to support his cause publicly, and Rosa, a neighbour from the village, who, upon learning his story, will try to persuade him that life is worth living.

Javier Bardem plays the role of a quadriplegic in a very convincing and masterly way, in such a way that this role has led him to being considered one of the best Spanish actors of the times. His stubbornness against attachment to life is obsessive, and his desire to die becomes pathological.

In spite of this, it does not succeed in completely reaching the viewer, possibly due to the mediocrity of its stylistic resources and its dull and superficial plot: It is an apology of euthanasia, since it is about a person who is not terminally ill.

As has been said among the associations of people with spinal cord injury, to be the focus of the media, to appear on television or in the newspapers, in order to have a film made about you, you must be prepared to commit suicide.

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The judges are portrayed as lacking humanity, with gloomy features and solid arguments that refuse to see his point of view: It is also equally clear that not everyone has the same capacity for adaptation.

The commercial purpose is unquestionable. Owing to his disability, he has been bedridden for 28 years. I want the best for him; everybody in the household sampedto the best for him.

In short, people who on a daily basis demonstrate that disability is compatible with caigz. Am I not a slave too?

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