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‘The Sea Inside’: Film Review

The Sea Inside (Spanish: Mar adentro) is a 2004 Spanish drama film which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It is based on the real-life story of Ramón Sampedro (played by Javier Bardem), who was left quadriplegic after a diving accident, and his 28-year campaign in support of euthanasia and the right to end his life.

The film explores Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer suffering from CADASIL who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that his life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible.

The movie cleverly portrays the complexities involved with legalizing physician-aid in dying and the different ways in which people would value life. The ending is memorable and shows what happened in real life.

The article linked below is an excellent citation for anyone who wants to read some scientific background to the neuroethics related to the movie.

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