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In 1985, in a coastal town, the friends Koldo, Peti, Tito, Eugenio and Moni stumble with a woman dressed... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Maru Valdivielso ... Rebeca Expósito
Christian Casas ... Koldo
Roger Babià ... Peti

Pau Poch ... Tito

Daniel Casadellà ... Eugenio

Ivana Baquero ... Moni

Elsa Pataky ... Ekran
José Torija ... Charles

Loquillo ... Taylor
Saurí ... Policía Gourmet
Nacho Moliné ... Locutor Telediario
Antonio Duque ... Nets

Directed by
Paco Plaza 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Luiso Berdejo 

Produced by
Julio Fernández .... producer
Santiago Gimeno .... executive producer
Miguel Ibáñez Monroy .... assistant producer (as Miguel Ibañez Monroy)
Narciso Ibáñez Serrador .... executive producer
Oriol Maymó .... line producer
Original Music by
Mikel Salas 
Cinematography by
Javier Salmones 
Film Editing by
David Gallart 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
Production Design by
Gemma Fauria 
Art Direction by
Gemma Fauria 
Costume Design by
Glòria Viguer 
Makeup Department
Óscar del Monte .... special makeup effects artist: zombie invasion (as Oscar del Monte)
Nacho Díaz .... special makeup effects artist: zombie invasion
Imma Pérez .... hair stylist
José Quetglás .... makeup artist
Production Management
Alberto Álvarez .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Juantxo Grafulla .... second assistant director
Sergi Ruiz .... first assistant director
Art Department
Maruxa Alvar .... set designer
Joxean Goya .... set dresser
Nuria Muni .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Ferran Mengod .... sound mixer
Oriol Tarragó .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
David Ambit .... special effects
Daniel Izar de la Fuente .... animatronics
Visual Effects by
Ivan Busquets .... digital compositor
Quico Noizeux .... digital compositor
Joan Carles Vendrell .... CG artist
Jaume Vilaseca .... digital compositor
Antonio Higueruelo .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Josu Cejuela .... electrician
Marc Gómez del Moral .... director of photography: second unit
Pau Reig .... second assistant camera
David Valldepérez .... second unit
Casting Department
Ana Isabel Velásquez .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fran Cruz .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Pepe Abellán .... colorist
Elena Ruiz .... assistant editor
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Vicente Canales .... head of sales
Joan Coll .... production runner
Alberto Marini .... development executive
Helena Moreno Núñez .... development executive
Anna Oms .... documentation
Martin Samper .... making-of
Elena Serra .... development executive
Ana Isabel Velásquez .... coach
Anna Vilà .... script supervisor
Lara Isabel Gómez .... making-of director (uncredited)
Mónica Blas .... thanks
Mateo Gil .... thanks
Lucrecia .... thanks
Eugenio Mira .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Películas para no dormir: Cuento de navidad" - Spain (original title)
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71 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Except for Rebeca and the actors in TV, all the adults in this movie are unseen or partially-unseen characters, with their faces always hidden after newspapers or beyond the border of the screen.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Horror Express (1972)See more »
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25 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
A Tale of Cruelty and Lack of Innocence, 21 April 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 1985, in a coastal town in Spain, the friends Koldo (Christian Casas), Peti (Roger Babia), Tito (Pau Poch), Eugenio (Daniel Casadellà) and Moni (Ivana Baquero) stumble with a woman dressed like Santa Claus trapped in a hole in the woods. While to boys go to the police station to ask for help, the others find a rope to take the woman out of the hole. However, the boys find in the police station that the woman is the dangerous thief Rebeca Expósito (Maru Valdivielso), who has just stolen two million pesetas from a bank and is wanted. The group decides to leave the woman in the hole without any food to force her to give the robbed money to them. Meanwhile, Peti and Eugenio that are fans of the movie "Zombie Invasion", decide to make a voodoo ceremony with Rebecca to transform her into a zombie. When Rebecca escapes from her imprisonment, she uses an axe to chase the evil boys.

"Cuento de Navidad" is a one of the best episodes that I have seen of the great Spanish series "Películas Para No Dormir". The director Paco Plaza has an extraordinary effort to make such good movie working with five kids and one outstanding actress, Maru Valdivielso. The result is an original and very dark film, blending black humor and horror with cruelties and no innocence of the abusive teenagers that show no merci while torturing a "mean woman". My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Delinqüentes Diabólicos" ("Evil Delinquents")

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