In the waiting room of an international well-known doctor expert in treatments for TOC ("Trastorno Obsesivo Compulsivo"; Spanish for "Obsesive Compulsive Disorder" or OCD) meet some people who by a malfunction of a new computer program have been dated the same day at the same time. In the group are the next: Emilio, a taxi driver expert in astronomical mathematical calculation who too is affected of Diogenes Syndrome (hoarder disorder); Blanca, a lab worker who suffers of mysophobia, an extreme panic to all virus and bacteria; Ana María, a prayerful religious with disorder of verification; Otto, a young guy with obsession by symmetry unable to step the cracks in the pavement lines; Lili, a nice young girl and gym coach who is affected at the same time by palilalia (unintentional repetition of quotes, words and syllables said by oneself) and echolalia (unintentional repetition of quotes, words and syllables said by other person); and finally Federico, a mature aspiring lawyer affected ...Written by
Written by Macaco (as Daniel Carbonell) and Tomas Tirtha Runquist
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A movie that has to stay European for the sake of OCD
For those that found acting here exaggerated, were probably not familiar with Spanish cinema and culture. We are talking about people full of color, vivid language, art, wars, incredible food, influences from eastern cultures and from what my Spanish tutor said, kinda rude. I found Rossy de Palma, comparing with past roles in Almodóvar movies, very "normal", and the rest of the cast had a good chemistry.
The plot raises a lot of questions for discussion, especially when you watch this with younger people, who do not know about OCD, or they recognize some of the symptoms presented, to people they know already, or on themselves.
I can not imagine this movie being a remake for the US standards, where all the freakers ball, politically, legally, socially correct, will throw this in the pit of hell
for numerous discrimination.
As an OCD myself, i don't feel insulted by this movie, on the contrary, people that fanatically will claim the opposite, belong in an another kind of disorder that also needs therapy and medication. i already saw one here in the reviews, i was expecting more, but we should thank our luck, non European, English spoken countries will not watch this, unless they are trained to, so hopefully these "good Samaritans" that hate everyone else, will not appear here.
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