Mar adentro

Synopsis: Ramón Sampedro is a Spanish ship mechanic and part-time poet who is left a quadriplegic after a diving accident. This film tells the true story of Sampedro's 30-year battle for the legal right to end his own life.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Short
Director(s): Mariana Chenillo
Production: Fine Line Features
Rotten Tomatoes:
19 min

would be like accepting...

...breadcrumbs of what

used to be my freedom...

Look, you are sitting there,

less than 2 meters away...

What are 2 meters?

An insignificant trip

for any human being...

Well, for me, those 2 meters,

necessary to get to you...

...and being able to touch you,

is an impossible journey...

...a chimera, a dream...

That's why I want to die...

The three hours have passed, Ramon...

She has to change my posture...

Would you mind waiting downstairs?

He called us a year ago. He wanted

us to, literally, help him die...

I told him that we could provide

psychological help, legal support.

But we wouldn't put

the cyanide in his mouth...

He got very mad. He called us

liars. I had to hang the phone...

A few days later he

called again, more calm.

I was surprised at how decided he was...

- He has ever hesitated?

- Never...

That is very important...

- And how long has he been like this?

- 26 years...

His mother used to take

care of him but when...

...she died, his sister in law took over...

How do you feel?

Fine, this arm... A little higher...

I'm going to change the catheter...

- Not now Manuela

- Is just a moment. Let them wait...

She is married to

Jose, Ramon's brother...

They live of the farm and

a little orchard they have...

And what do they think about this?

Ideas are free.

But I think that is not right...

But why not?

I want what's best for him. Everyone

in this house wants that...

Then why would he want to die?

I cannot get that into my head...

Is not rational, as he says...

I cannot give it to

him and I don't give... authorization to

do it in this house...


- Don't leave that there Javi!

- Oh come on mom!

Take it to your room...

Your uncle wants you

to check the machine...

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Mariana Chenillo

Mariana Chenillo is a Mexican film director and screenwriter, known for Nora's Will, Paradise and Revolución. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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