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PLACIDO

by Luis García Berlanga

synopsis

In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person dining with them that night. The celebrations also include a parade, and in it we find Plácido, the humble owner of a three-wheeler, whose family is forced to live in a public lavatory because of the lack of money to pay the rent, and who has to pay the second bill of his vehicle before midnight or else he will lose it.

international title: Placido
original title: Plácido
country: Spain
year: 1961
genre: fiction
directed by: Luis García Berlanga
film run: 85'
release date: ES 20/10/1961, FR 05/1962, HU 27/08/1964, DE 05/12/1966, UK 11/11/2014, RO 25/07/2021
screenplay: Luis García Berlanga, Rafael Azcona, José Luis Colina, José Luis Font
cast: Cassen, José Luis López Vázquez, Elvira Quintillá
cinematography by: Francisco Sempere
film editing: José Antonio Rojo
producer: Alfredo Matas
line producer: Narciso Munné

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