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Doghead is the story of Samuel, (Juan José Ballesta), an eighteen-year-old boy who has suffered from a rare neurological disease since he was little.

Sometimes he can’ t hear, see, is unable to walk or even speak. This is why he been overprotected by his family and sheltered from the outside world. A series of chance circumstances take him to Madrid, where he meets Consuelo, a twenty something-year-old girl who is as disturbed as him. The relationship that develops between them is as unusual as they are.

Cabeza de Perro cuenta la historia de Samuel (Juan José Ballesta), un chico de 18 años que desde pequeño padece una rara enfermedad neurológica.

A veces deja de oir, de ver, es incapaz de andar o articular una frase. Por eso ha crecido alejado de todo y sobreprotegido por su familia. Una serie de casualidades lo llevarán a Madrid, donde conocerá a Consuelo, una chica de veintitantos tan descolocada como él. Entre ellos surgirá una insólita relación.

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Daniel is approaching forty. Laura is fifteen… almost sixteen. From what they say about him he must be a poet or a comic-strip illustrator, or both. He has just overcome a long addiction and, once back home, he intends to reorganize his life based on a strategy which consists basically in doing exactly what a “normal” person does.

Everything that happens to Daniel is, more or less, foreseeable because that’s what it’s all about: he should look after his own grooming, take care of the small things, immerse himself in the real world… and so on until he has completed the ten small achievements in his manual, a set of commandments devised by an insipid public heath service psychiatrist.

In the midst of all this, something unexpected happens: Laura arrives in the city searching for her brother Andrés, Daniel’s neighbour. Her brother is not home and she decides to wait for him, while organizing around Daniel what could be his “perfect world”.

Daniel se acerca a los cuarenta años. Laura tiene quince… casi dieciséis. Por lo que dicen de él debe ser poeta, o dibujante de cómics, o ambas cosas. Acaba de superar una larga adicción y, una vez de vuelta en casa, intenta reorganizar su vida en base a una estrategia, que consiste básicamente en hacer exactamente lo que hace una persona ‘normal’.

Todo lo que le ocurre a Daniel es más o menos previsible, porque de eso se trata: deberá preocuparse por su aseo personal, cuidar de las cosas pequeñas, sumergirse en el mundo real, … y así hasta completar las diez pequeñas hazañas que comprende su manual, un DECÁLOGO elaborado por un insípido psiquiatra de la Seguridad Social.

Y en medio de todo esto, un acontecimiento inesperado: Laura llega a la ciudad en busca de su hermano Andrés, vecino de Daniel. Pero el hermano no está en casa y ella decide esperarlo mientras organiza en torno a Daniel lo que podría ser su “mundo perfecto”.

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