Veronika, 24, seems to have it all -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But, in her life, something is missing. She takes a handful of sleeping pills one cold November morning and expects to never wake up. But she does -- at a mental hospital where she is told she h... as only days to live.
"Veronika Decides to Die," inspired by events in Coelho's own life, questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns that society considers normal. Bold and illuminating, at the crossroads of desperation and liberation, it is a dazzling portrait of a young woman and a poetic, exuberant appreciation of each day as a renewed opportunity.
This time I m not going to tell you a story. I'll just say that insanity is the inability to communicate your ideas. It's as if you were in a foreign country, able to see and understand everything that's going on around you but incapable of explaining what you need to know or of being helped, because you don't understand the language they speak there.
Haven't you learned anything, not even with the approach of death? Stop thinking all the time that you're in the way, that you're bothering the person next to you. If people don't like it, they can complain. And if they don't have the courage to complain, that's their problem
When Veronika (Ricketson) learns that her suicide attempt has irreparably damaged her heart and she has only days to live, she begins to appreciate the life she has taken for granted, including falling deeply in love with the engagingly schizophrenic Eduard (Jonathon Trent.)
Whether one accepts C...