About

In a small Spanish town, during the Christmas holidays, a group of rich old ladies organize a peculiar event that consists of inviting a homeless person to sit down to dinner at their wealthy table. Plácido, a humble worker, is hired by the organizers to participate in a parade with his three-wheeled vehicle, a seemingly simple mission that will not be easy for him to accomplish.

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Directed by

Luis García Berlanga

Written by

Luis García Berlanga (Screenplay)
Rafael Azcona (Screenplay)
José Luis Colina (Screenplay)
José Luis Font (Screenplay)

Runtime

83 minutes

Country

Spain

Language

Spanish

Cast

Keywords

small town working class social satire homeless person social differences black humor bourgeoisie unpaid bill christmas eve christmas dinner

Photos

Lists

#535 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film