At Christmas, three prisoners - Joseph, Albert and Jules - escape from Devil Island to a French small coastal town. They decide to rob a store, to get some money and clothes and travel by ship to another place. They pretend to be there to fix the roof, but pretty soon they realize that the financial condition of the family Ducotel is not good. Andre Tochard, the selfish and mean owner of the establishment, exploits the family Ducotel. The three convicts spend Christmas night with the Ducotels and are so well treated by the family that they decide to help them. Their pet will help them to fix the situation. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Was "remade" in 1989 with Robert De Niro and Sean Penn. The two movies only share some common themes. See more »
The position of the plates that Albert has thrown haphazardly on the Christmas dinner table change positions in the next medium shot. See more »
I'm going to buy them their Christmas turkey.
"Buy"? Do you really mean "buy"?
Yes, buy! In the Spirit of Christmas. The hard part's going to be stealing the money to pay for it.
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