A-Z Spanish film titles

mar adentro, a level spanish

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french a level, cinema, essay, summary

Resources have been written with the needs of busy teachers in mind. They are available:

  • to download (online version)
  • to receive on CD with access to the online version also
  • to receive as a VLE version (moodle, firefox etc) with access to the online version also

This very touching film has become ever more relevant as debate over euthenasia has intensified with some countries like the Netherlands legalizing it in certain circumstances. 

The true story of Ramón Sampedro, who paralysed himself accidentally when diving from a cliff face,  we see his character dreaming of his former life, flying in his mind through the landscape.  Javier Bardem plays this tranquil yet very determined man whose life is dedicated to assisted suicide,

Julia, a lawyer, sympathizes with him and tries to get the courts to agree to him putting an end to his life whilst Rosa, a friend who lives locally, wants to make him realize how valuable he is to his family and how good life can be.

A popular choice with students over the last 10 years, this film is very worthy of study.


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  • Detailed summary of film with verbs gapped (infinitives given)
  • Comprehensive questions on each scene
  • Character study guide with wide range of adjectives


  • Multi-tense practice tool
  • A-factor builds in practice of more complex structures
  • Direct-indirect speech exercise encourages reported speech


  • Matching quotations to themes to prepare for paragraphing
  • Essay planning guide including template
  • Essay plan and sample essay


  • Examplar scenes analysed
  • Scene analysis template


Mark schemes are provided for:

  • the gapped summary
  • character guide
  • multi-tense exercise
  • A-factor
  • direct-indirect speech exercise
  • themes exercise

Answers are NOT given for the questions which are intended to elicit an individual response.


English subtitles

English and Spanish subtitles, collectors' edition