Bardem Portrays Quadriplegic's Struggle in 'Sea' In the new film The Sea Inside, Spanish actor Javier Bardem plays Ramon Sampedro, a 55-year-old quadriplegic who fought the Spanish government for 30 years for the right to die. NPR's Renee Montagne talks to Bardem about the mental and physical challenges of the role.
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Bardem Portrays Quadriplegic's Struggle in 'Sea'

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Bardem Portrays Quadriplegic's Struggle in 'Sea'

Bardem Portrays Quadriplegic's Struggle in 'Sea'

Bardem Portrays Quadriplegic's Struggle in 'Sea'

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In the new film The Sea Inside, Spanish actor Javier Bardem plays Ramon Sampedro, a 55-year-old quadriplegic who fought the Spanish government for 30 years for the right to die. NPR's Renee Montagne talks to Bardem about the mental and physical challenges of the role.

In the new film The Sea Inside, Javier Bardem stars as Ramon Sampedro, a Spanish sailor left quadriplegic by an accident and fighting for the right to die. © Fine Line Features hide caption

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