Veronika Decides to Die

Verónica Decide Morir sub español

Based on the book Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho.

Veronika Decides to Die is in part based upon the author’s own personal experience.

The middle class family into which Paulo Coelho was born were so horrified at his desire to be a writer that they had him committed to a psychiatric hospital, where he was subjected to electro-convulsive therapy to rid him of his delusions. Thirty years later he was to describe his experience in Veronika Decides to Die. His experience was to lead to a law in Brazil prohibiting arbitrary hospital detention.

Veronika Decides to Die is the second novel in the And on the Seventh Day trilogy. The other two being By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept and The Devil and Miss Prym.

Veronika has seven days in which to live after a unsuccessful suicide attempt. Pilar has seven days in which to save her soul. Miss Prym is engaged in a fight with the Devil, an epic struggle between Good and Evil, seven days in which to save the village of Viscos.

Very irritating the setting of the movie is New York instead of the original location of the novel in Ljubljana, Slovenia, as this was a key component of the book.

Apart from the setting, New York not Slovenia, an otherwise excellent film.

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