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Placido (1961)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cassen ...
Plácido Alonso (as Casto Sendra 'Cassen')
José Luis López Vázquez ...
Gabino Quintanilla
Elvira Quintillá ...
Emilia
Manuel Alexandre ...
Julián Alonso
Mario Bustos ...
(as Mario de Bustos)
María Francés ...
(as Mari Francés)
Mari Carmen Yepes ...
Martita (as Carmen Yepes)
Jesús Puche ...
Don Arturo
Roberto Llamas
Amelia de la Torre ...
Juan G. Medina
José María Caffarel ...
Zapater
Xan das Bolas ...
Rivas
Fernando Delgado ...
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Laura Granados ...
Erika
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Storyline

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. Written by Pablo Montoya

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christmas | tragicomedy

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20 October 1961 (Spain)  »

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Placido  »

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ESP 2,068,867 (Spain)
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Trivia

The film was originally going to be titled "Siente a un pobre a su mesa" ("seat a poor man at your table"), but this was ultimately changed because the Spanish censorship would not allow it. See more »

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Featured in Berlanga, plano personal (2011) See more »

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the spanish idiosincratic mastery of berlanga

I have seen hundreds of placidos in real life,I'm 37 and I was born in south spain, this movie is a fresco very close to the truth, a wonder in every aspect, placido takes the central role, the gravitational axis, everyone is a cinic in this film, except placido, this trick makes everything works as berlanga wants increasing the effect of desolation. Tragicomical in the same way that chaplin and rossellini.


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