El otro Tom / The Other Tom (en)

El otro Tom
  • El otro Tom

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Rodrigo Plá
Laura Santullo


  • Mexico




110 min


Laura Santullo, Rodrigo Plá


Miguel Scheverdfinger

Director of photography: 

Odei Zabaleta


Julia Chávez (Elena), Israel Rodríguez (Tom)


Synopsis : 

Elena is a single mother and is dependent on social services. Her son, Tom, has behavioral difficulties and is stigmatized at school as a "problem child". The father's absence is part of the complicated bond between them. Tom will be diagnosed with "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" and treated for that condition. However, a freak accident will put his mother on guard against psychiatric medication. Her refusal to continue to give him medication will cause social services to threaten to remove him from custody.


EFICINE (Mexico)

Rodrigo Plá

Director's biography: 

Director, producer and screenwriter, Rodrigo Plá has 25 years’ experience in the film industry, during which time he has made the short films Novia mía (1995), El ojo en la nuca (2000) and 30-30 (2010), which features on Revolución, a collective commemoration of the Mexican Revolution screened at the Berlin Film Festival and Cannes Critics’ Week, and the feature-length productions La Zona (2007), El desierto adentro (2008) and La Demora (2012), that respectively premiered at Venice, Cannes and Berlin, respectively.
 His films have won over 100 awards and accolades in Mexico and abroad, his last feature film Un monstruo de mil cabezas (2015), premiered at the Venice Film Festival.


2007 - La Zona - Fiction
2012 - La Demora - Fiction 
2015 - Un monstruo de mil cabezas - Fiction

Production notes: 

We are a Mexican production company founded in 2005 by Rodrigo Plá to make and produce films of the highest standard. Buenaventura’s most noteworthy productions got many awards all over the world.