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Yo, también (2009)

Daniel - a recent university graduate with Down's Syndrome - falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services. Laura is an outsider who spends her nights in the ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lola Dueñas ... Laura Valiente
Pablo Pineda Pablo Pineda ... Daniel
Isabel García Lorca Isabel García Lorca ... Mª Ángeles
Antonio Naharro Antonio Naharro ... Santi
Pedro Álvarez-Ossorio Pedro Álvarez-Ossorio ... Bernabé
María Bravo María Bravo ... Reyes
Consuelo Trujillo ... Consuelo
Joaquín Perles Joaquín Perles ... Pepe
Teresa Arbolí Teresa Arbolí ... Rocío
Ana De los Riscos ... Macarena
Ana Peregrina Ana Peregrina ... Encarni
Lourdes Naharro Lourdes Naharro ... Luisa
Daniel Parejo Daniel Parejo ... Pedro
Catalina Lladó Catalina Lladó ... Pilar (Madre de Luisa)
Susana Monje Susana Monje ... Nuria Valiente - Cuñada de Laura
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Storyline

Daniel - a recent university graduate with Down's Syndrome - falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services. Laura is an outsider who spends her nights in the city's crowded clubs and singles' bars, escaping her problems in the arms of total strangers. Yet despite their apparent incompatibility, the two strike up a moving, bittersweet friendship that touches them both and eventually sets them on the road to happiness. Written by Edinburgh International Film Festival

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Country:

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 October 2009 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Emeis oi dyo See more »

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Madrid, Spain See more »

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€2,000,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

brother: No woman with 46 chromosomes will ever love a man like you.
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Soundtracks

La revolución sexual
Written by Guille Milkyway
Performed by La Casa Azul
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Beautiful Film
31 January 2010 | by cameronsmith92See all my reviews

I saw this film at Sundance 2010 and it quickly became one of my favorites for its heart and realism. The plot resembles a typical love story...Daniel meets Laura at work and over time they discover that they have much in common, enjoy each other's company and start to date outside work.

The difference is that Daniel has Down's Syndrome while Laura does not and that makes their relationship different. In addition despite missing a chromosome Daniel has a university degree and an intellects view of the world which he is able to use to both surprise and teach those around him.

The audience is similarly challenged as the film explores the need all human beings have for love and companionship and the danger of stereotypes when looking for that love. The Directors Álvaro Pastor and Antonio Naharro have managed to get superb performances from the entire cast and I wished I had the foresight to ask them how much of Daniel's humor was scripted for it feels as natural as any conversation I have had today. I sincerely hope to see this film again!


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