Me Too = Yo, tambien / Alicia Produce ; Promico Imagen ; written and directed by Alvaro Pastor and Antonio Naharro.
Contributor(s): Pinedo, Pablo | Duenas, Lola | Pastor, Alvaro | Naharro, Antonio | Olive Films | Alicia Produce S.L | Promico Imagen.Saint Charles, IL : Olive Films, 2011Edition: Widescreen.Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Rating: M - Suitable for mature audiences 16 and over. NOTE: Sex scenes & offensive language.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscSubject(s): DOWN SYNDROME | RELATIONSHIPS | FICTIONGenre/Form: Comedy films. | Drama. | Feature films. | Fiction films. | Comedy films. | Feature films. | Comedy films. | Feature films. | Fiction films. | Spanish language films.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Director of photography, Alfonso Postigo ; editor, Nino Martinez Sosa ; music, Guille Milkyway.
Pablo Pineda, Lola Duenas.
"Daniel is the first European with Down's syndrome to graduate from a university. He starts a social services job as an office worker and embarks on a romance with Laura, a neurotic but 'normal' co-worker, drawing the attention of both their co-workers and families. But these rebellious souls refuse to give in to the rules as they find friendship and love as they've never known." - DVD CASE
The lead actor in this movie, Pablo Pineda, plays the role of a university graduate with Down syndrome, which is quite similar to his real life, being the first European with Down syndrome to obtain a university degree.
This movie, I'm thinking, will also be a first in more ways than one. The first foreign langauge movie in the IHC's collection (subtitled), possibly the first representation of a sexual relationship between an individual with Down syndrome and one
"with 46 chromosomes", the expression (in Pablo's own words) of a requirement for an adult independent life. "The families are still scared of it, that people with Down syndrome become teachers, or that they are partners of their sons or daughters...
I am tired of it, being the perpetual student, the child forever. Now my time has come to teach."
This is a feature length movie which sustains interest throughout as well as being amusing, moving and a bit naughty. Loved it.
Borrowers might also like the children's book "Pablo Pineda : Being Different is a Value"
M - Suitable for mature audiences 16 and over. NOTE: Sex scenes & offensive language.
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; [widescreen], 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
Spanish dialogue; English subtitles.