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by David Planell


The Shame takes place over the course of a single morning. The morning in which Pepe and Lucía, a modern and well-to-do thirty-something year old couple, have decided to tell Jimena, the social worker, that life with Manu is very hard. They cannot handle their eight-year-old adopted Peruvian son and the last six months with him have turned their lives into a living hell. And they want to give him back. But a decision of this magnitude cannot be made just like that. A decision like this one has serious consequences.

international title: The Shame
original title: La vergüenza
country: Spain
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: David Planell
film run: 107'
release date: ES 30/04/2009
screenplay: David Planell
cast: Natalia Mateo, Alberto San Juan, Marta Aledo, Norma Martínez, Esther Ortega
cinematography by: Charly Planell
film editing: David Pinillos
art director: Mónica Bernuy
music: Christopher Slaski
producer: María Zamora, Stefan Schmitz
production: Avalon Producciones
distributor: Radio Television Española (RTVE)
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