The Sea Inside


2h 5m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Life story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. Film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gif

Film Details

Also Known As
Das Meer in mir, Gråta med ett leende, Havet innenfor, Mar adentro, Mare dentro, Meer in mir, Out to Sea, Sea Inside, Sea Within, The, Sea
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Canal Plus Espana; Cinevent; Cornejo; Ddt Efectos Especiales; EXA Foley; Eastman Kodak; Efe-X-Efectos Especiale; Epc; Eurimages; Eurocinema; Instituto De La Cinematografia Y De Las Artes Audiovisuales; Kodak; Legiscine; Lucky Red; Mensavision; Meteora; Molinare; Procoex; Service Vision; Sogepaq S.A.; StudioCanal; Televisi=n Espa±ola (TVE); Tve; Warner Sogefilms
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES; 20th Century Fox International; A-Film Distribution; Budapest Film; Chantier Films; CinTart; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Contender Entertainment; Festive; Filmcompagniet; Fine Line Features; Frenetic Films; Fs Film Oy; Lev Films; Lucky Red; Myndform; New Line Home Entertainment; Nu-Metro; Pony Canyon, Inc.; SF Studios; StraDa Films; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Tobis Film; Ufd; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Sogefilms
Location
Barcelona, Spain; Galicia, Spain; Madrid, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 5m

Synopsis

Life story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. Film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, 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.

Crew

Giuseppe Adami

Song

Javier Aguirresarobe

Director Of Photography

Carlos Agullo

Assistant Editor

Jordi San Agustin

Visual Effects

Sara Alaves

Visual Effects

Sara Albuerne

Accountant

Franco Alfano

Song

Pablo Alfaro

Executive

James Allen

Special Makeup Effects

Jo Allen

Special Makeup Design

Guiomar Alonso

Stunts

Nike Alonso

Visual Effects

Antonio Alvarez

Color Correction

Alejandro Amenßbar

Producer

Alejandro Amenßbar

Editor

Alejandro Amenßbar

Screenwriter

Alejandro Amenßbar

Original Music

Gonzalo Anso

On-Set Dresser

Emilio Ardura

Set Decorator

Jose Alberto Arnal

Lighting Technician

Francisco Arnoso

Production Assistant

Macarena Arriola

Post-Production

Jorge Asenjo

Lighting Technician

Nuria Garcia Atienza

Production

Alberto Baez

Carpenter

Leopoldo Baez

Construction Manager

Miguel Balanzategui

Camera

Paolo Balestrazzi

Assistant Editor

Larisa Balinge

Assistant Director

Jon Barko

Camera Trainee

Helmut Barnet

Visual Effects

Chris Barrett

Sound Recordist

Antonio Bazaga

Consultant

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Song

Enrique Bello

Lighting Technician

Susana Benito

Sound Mixer

Felix Berges

Visual Effects Supervisor

Yuyi Beringola

Script Coordinator

Beatriz Bodegas

Legal Services

Jose Luis Bolarin

Construction

Lluis Botella

Other

Fernando Bovaira

Producer

Francesca Brunacci

Wardrobe Assistant

Yolando Caceres

Color Correction

Pedro Calderon

Painter

Francisco Calonge

On-Set Dresser

Ricardo Campodron

Sound Department

David Campos

Special Effects Assistant

Miguel Canosa

Lighting Technician

Montse Capdevila

Visual Effects

Xavier Capellas

Original Music

Juanjo Carretero

Digital Effects

Maria Carretero

Graphics

Gonzalo Carrion

3-D Artist

Manuel Casla

Carpenter

Felisa Catalinas

Negative Cutter

Soledad Cebrian

Accountant

Nick Cervonaro

Sound Recordist

Carlos Chamorro

Construction

Manuel Chamorro

Carpenter

Eduardo Chapero-jackson

Production

Mara Collazo

Hair

Salvador Comes

Painter

Manuel Cora

Sound Department

Pau Costa

Special Effects Supervisor

Jose Luis Crespo

Recording Engineer

Jose Luis Crespo

Sound Mixer

Mateu Cromo

Graphics Coordinator

Alvaro Cruz

Sound Mixer

Gustavo De La Fuente

Camera Assistant

Eduardo Diaz

Visual Effects

Eva Diaz

Camera Assistant

Francisco Diaz

Carpenter

Manuela Diaz

Post-Production

Enrique Dominguez

Assistant Editor

Maria Erhardt

Post-Production

Urko Errazquin

Other

Fernando Esteban

Legal Services

Marcelino San Eugenio

Lighting Technician

Blas Diaz Exposito

Carpenter

Alejandro Fernandez

Art Department

Benjamin Fernandez

Production Designer

Daniel Fernandez

3-D Artist

Eladio Fernandez

Post-Production

Francisco Fernandez

Carpenter

Juancho Fernandez

Visual Effects

Segundo Fernandez

Visual Effects

Juan Ferro

Sound Editing

Juan Ferro

Sound Effects

Luis Ferron

Production Assistant

Chris Fitzgerald

Special Makeup Effects

Mar Francoli

Location Manager

Virginia Galvez

Production Assistant

German Garcia

Painter

Jose Francisco Garcia

Other

Manuel Garcia

Hair Stylist

Marga Garcia

Other

Raul Garcia

Camera Assistant

Rosa Garcia

Publicity

Valentin Garcia

Production Assistant

Alejandro Garrido

Other

Mateo Gil

Screenwriter

Vincent Gilot

Other

Lucio Godoy

Music Producer

Sonia Grande

Wardrobe

David L Guaita

Visual Effects

Daniel Guirles

Lighting Technician

Vazquez Hermanos

Props

Marta Hernandez

Film Lab

Susana Herreras

Production

Jose Manuel Herrero

Camera Operator

Gonzalo Hohr

Camera Assistant

Andrew Hunt

Special Makeup Effects

Yolanda Hurtado

Film Lab

Claudio Ianni

Original Music

Josu Inchaustegui

Camera Operator

Josu Inchaustegui

Steadicam Operator

Teresa Isasi

Photography

Javier Jal

Special Effects Assistant

Sara Jarillo

Accountant

Eugenio Jimenez

Stunts

Juana Jimenez

Camera Assistant

Israel Larraondo

Camera Assistant

Lola Linares

Production Assistant

Antonio Lopez

Carpenter

Ana Lopez-puigcerver

Makeup

Giacomo Lovino

Special Makeup Effects

Manuel Manso

Transportation

Araceli Perez Marino

Camera Assistant

Jose Andres Marino

Construction

Javier Martin

Accountant

Cristina Martinez

Wardrobe Assistant

Jorge Martinez

Tutor

Valentin Martinez

Plasterer

Zacarias Martinez

Music

Rafael Garcia Martos

Chief Lighting Technician

Brian Masterson

Sound Mixer

Hijos De Jesus Mateos

Props

Jose Miguel Mendiola

Accountant

Cesar Mendizabal

Assistant Director

Tim Mendler

Assistant

Juan Antonio Garcia Merino

Consultant

Carlos Miguel

Best Boy

Almirall Llogue De Mobles

Props

Javier Harnandez Moneo

Special Effects Assistant

Natalia Montes

Photography

Juan Moro

Camera Assistant

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Song

Quismond Munoz

Construction

Eva Muslera

Production Accountant

Matias Nieto

Camera Operator

Fred North

Pilot

Carlos Nunez

Song Performer

Carlos Nunez

Song

Xurxo Nunez

Sound Department

Andres Oliveira

Construction

Guillermo Orbe

Visual Effects

Francisco Sanchez Ortiz

Other

Emiliano Otegi

Line Producer

Joserra Otegui

Assistant Director

Marian Fernandez Pascal

Production Assistant

Miguel Pedregosa

Stunt Coordinator

Adela Perez

Legal Services

Enrique Perez

Lighting Technician

Javier Perez

Construction

Joaquin Pizarro

Sound Mixer

Juan Pompas

Lighting Technician

Luc Poullain

Coordinator

Walter Prieto

Assistant Director

Giacomo Puccini

Song

Raul Quilez

Sound Department

Alvaro Quiroga

Stunts

Juan Ramos

Steadicam Operator

Jose Antonio Ramos Munoz

Carpenter

Georgette Ranucci

Other

Alfonso Raposo

Sound Mixer

Fernando Reguera

Lighting Technician

Federico Perez Rey

Consultant

Jose Luis Del Rey

Other

Carmen Rico

Production Secretary

Thorsten Rienth

Visual Effects

Ruben Rivas

Graphics

Raul Romanillos

Special Effects Supervisor

Noelia Romero

Accountant

Cecilia Rubio

Legal Services

Luis San Narciso

Casting Director

Miguel Angel Sanantonio

Other

Alberto Sanchez

Lighting Technician

Oskar Santos

Other

Oskar Santos

Other

Ruben Sanz

Visual Effects

Johnny R Sardi

Graphics

Julio Navarro Seisdedos

Special Effects Assistant

German Sela

Other

Stuart Sewell

Special Makeup Effects

R Simoni

Song

Frans Smolder

Grip

Guillermo Solana

Boom Operator

Rafa Solorzano

Post-Production Supervisor

Rafael Solorzano

Post-Production Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Das Meer in mir, Gråta med ett leende, Havet innenfor, Mar adentro, Mare dentro, Meer in mir, Out to Sea, Sea Inside, Sea Within, The, Sea
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Canal Plus Espana; Cinevent; Cornejo; Ddt Efectos Especiales; EXA Foley; Eastman Kodak; Efe-X-Efectos Especiale; Epc; Eurimages; Eurocinema; Instituto De La Cinematografia Y De Las Artes Audiovisuales; Kodak; Legiscine; Lucky Red; Mensavision; Meteora; Molinare; Procoex; Service Vision; Sogepaq S.A.; StudioCanal; Televisi=n Espa±ola (TVE); Tve; Warner Sogefilms
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES; 20th Century Fox International; A-Film Distribution; Budapest Film; Chantier Films; CinTart; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Contender Entertainment; Festive; Filmcompagniet; Fine Line Features; Frenetic Films; Fs Film Oy; Lev Films; Lucky Red; Myndform; New Line Home Entertainment; Nu-Metro; Pony Canyon, Inc.; SF Studios; StraDa Films; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Tobis Film; Ufd; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Sogefilms
Location
Barcelona, Spain; Galicia, Spain; Madrid, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 5m

Award Wins

Best Foreign Language Film

2004

Award Nominations

Best Makeup

2004

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2004 award for Best Foreign Language Film by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Winner of the 2004 Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture - Foreign Film by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2004 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Winner of the Jury Grand Prize award and Best Actor award (Javier Bardem) at the 2004 Venice International Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States December 17, 2004

Released in United States Winter December 17, 2004

Released in United States on Video May 17, 2005

Released in United States September 2004

Released in United States November 2004

Released in United States January 2005

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) September 1-11, 2004.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 6-17, 2005.

Fine Line paid Sogepaq over $5 million to acquire North American and all English-speaking distribution rights.

Limited Release in United States December 17, 2004

Released in United States Winter December 17, 2004

Released in United States on Video May 17, 2005

Released in United States September 2004 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) September 1-11, 2004.)

Released in United States November 2004 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Gala) November 4-14, 2004.)

The Country of Spain

Released in United States January 2005 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 6-17, 2005.)