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The Sea Inside

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar | 2004 | 2h 6m | Rated PG-13

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O Cinema South Beach

1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach (786) 471-3269

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• General Admission – $10.00
• O Cinema Members – $8.00

• General Admission – $25.00 + Free Small Popcorn
• O Cinema Members – $23.00 + Free Small Popcorn

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Javier Bardem, with his distinctive and charismatic screen presence, has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal fan base over his expansive acting career. His versatility in portraying a range of complex characters in films spanning different genres showcases his profound understanding of the human experience, enabling him to resonate with audiences globally. Bardem’s meticulous preparation for roles exhibits his unwavering dedication to his craft. His ability to immerse himself fully into his characters, coupled with a nuanced and compelling delivery, has earned him numerous accolades, including an Academy Award. Moreover, Bardem’s choice of roles often reflects a willingness to tackle challenging and thought-provoking material, further cementing his status as an actor of great depth and substance. Through his profound performances, Bardem continues to contribute significantly to the cinematic arts, leaving an indelible mark on audiences and the industry alike.

THE SEA INSIDE is a profoundly moving film directed by Alejandro Amenábar, based on the true story of Ramón Sampedro, a Spanish man who fought a 28-year campaign to win the right to end his own life. Javier Bardem delivers a tour-de-force performance as Sampedro, fully embodying the physical and emotional challenges faced by his character, who is left quadriplegic after a diving accident.

Bardem’s portrayal is both nuanced and powerful, capturing the complexity of Sampedro’s struggle with his condition, his longing for freedom, and his love for the people around him. The actor conveys a range of emotions with minimal physical movement, relying on facial expressions, voice, and eyes to express the inner turmoil and strength of his character. His performance is both heart-wrenching and inspiring, serving as the emotional anchor of the film.

THE SEA INSIDE is not just a testament to Bardem’s acting prowess, but also a poignant exploration of the themes of life, death, and the right to choose one’s fate. It is a compelling and emotional journey that is sure to leave a lasting impact on its viewers.

“A monumentally moving experience, from the powerful acting by Javier Bardem to the evocative music, composed by the director, Alejandro Amenábar.”

“Bardem’s performance is a marvel of restraint and control, both physical and emotional.”

“In the way that water can heal and harm, this film balances moments of dreamy spirituality with the salty harshness of family disputes.”

“Javier Bardem is the heart of this movie and he gives a great, screen-filling performance.”