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27 June 1962 (France) See more »
In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Spanish Cinema in New York
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Luis García Berlanga, 1921 - 2010
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Luis García Berlanga obituary
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  (in credits order)
Cassen ... Plácido Alonso (as Casto Sendra 'Cassen')

José Luis López Vázquez ... Gabino Quintanilla
Elvira Quintillá ... Emilia
Manuel Alexandre ... Julián Alonso
Mario Bustos ... Don Rodolfo (as Mario de Bustos)
María Francés ... Hermana de la Caridad
Mari Carmen Yepes ... Martita (as Carmen Yepes)
Jesús Puche ... Jefe de estación
Roberto Llamas ... Damián Olmedo
Amelia de la Torre ... Doña Encarna de Galán
Juan G. Medina ... Don Arturo
José María Caffarel ... Zapater (as José Mª Caffarel)
Xan das Bolas ... Rivas
Fernando Delgado ... Representante de los artistas
Laura Granados ... Erika
Juan Manuel Simón ... Roberto Bonifaz, el joven galán
Carmen Valencia ... Maruja Collado
Gloria Osuna ... Lali (as Gloria F. Osuna)
Francisco Aguilera ... El actor
Juan Torres
Lepe ... Padre de Emilia (as José Álvarez 'Lepe')
José Orjas ... Notario
Xavier Vivé ... Edmundo Galán
Camino Delgado ... Señora del notario
Félix Fernández ... Pobre en casa de Galán
Carmen Pradillo
Erasmo Pascual ... Pasante de la notaría
J.C. Tejeiro ... Ayudante del pasante

Agustín González ... Álvaro Gil
Julia Delgado Caro ... María de Helguera
Antonio Gandía ... Pascual
José Franco ... Matías Helguera
Amparo Gómez Ramos ... Antonia, criada de los Helguera
José Gavilán ... Dentista
Carme Contreras ... Maruja (as Carmen Contreras)
Luis Ciges ... Pobre en casa de Helguera
Angel Company ... El sacerdote
Julia Caba Alba ... Concheta
Antonio Ferrandis ... Ramiro
Emilio Sancho ... Don Carlos
Vicente Llosa (as Vicente Llosá)

Amparo Soler Leal ... Marilú Martínez
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Alda ... Viviana, hermana del dentista (uncredited)
Félix Dafauce ... (uncredited)
Carmina Farguell ... Hermana del dentista #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Luis García Berlanga  (as Luis G. Berlanga)
Writing credits
Luis García Berlanga (story) (as Luis G. Berlanga) &
Rafael Azcona (story)

Luis García Berlanga (screenplay) (as Luis G. Berlanga) &
Rafael Azcona (screenplay) &
José Luis Colina (screenplay) &
José Luis Font (screenplay)

Produced by
Alfredo Matas .... producer
Narciso Munné .... line producer
Original Music by
Miguel Asins Arbó 
Cinematography by
Francisco Sempere 
Film Editing by
José Antonio Rojo 
Art Direction by
Antonio Cortés 
Set Decoration by
Andrés Vallvé 
Makeup Department
Rodrigo Gurrucharri .... makeup artist (as Rodrigo Gurucharri)
Teresa Plumet .... assistant makeup artist
Vicenta Salvadó .... hair stylist (as Vicenta Salvador)
Carmen Teran .... assistant makeup artist (as Carmela Terán)
Production Management
José Manuel M. Herrero .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Juan Estelrich .... assistant director
Pascual Cervera .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Juan Gabriel Tharrats .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Enrique Barrés .... property master
Domingo Bronchalo .... assistant set decorator
Enrique Bronchalo .... construction coordinator
Ramón Miró .... furniture
Sound Department
Felipe Fernández .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel Agudo .... second operator
Emilio Godes .... still photographer
Antonio Millán .... assistant camera
Eduardo Noé .... second operator
Antonio Sala .... assistant camera (as Toni Sala)
Juan Prous .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Carmen Fábregas .... assistant editor
Concepción Piño .... assistant editor (as Conchita Pino)
Other crew
Ramón Baillo .... production assistant
Luis Fernández .... production assistant
José Luis Font .... shooting secretary

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Plácido" - Spain (original title)
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85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

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


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
the spanish idiosincratic mastery of berlanga, 14 August 2003

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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