About

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 mo...

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Directed by

Luis García Berlanga

Written by

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

Runtime

83 minutes

Country

Spain

Language

Spanish

Cast

Keywords

christmas dinner christmas eve poverty charity unpaid bill bourgeoisie values

Photos

Lists

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

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film