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7 August 2006 (Japan) See more »
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 "V" (1984)See more »
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Santa Claus is feeling well and dying to see you., 4 May 2008
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

A bunch of kids find a woman dressed as Santa Claus stuck at the bottom of a well, it turns out that she's a robber and the kids eventually come up with a plant to get the stolen money from her and make themselves rich. However, all does not go well and then things take a distinct zombie-ish turn in the second half.

Decent performances from it's mostly young cast, a fun storyline and almost wall to wall nods to the best of the 80s (if by best you mean Ghostbusters, The Karate Kid, The Goonies and V and, frankly, who doesn't?) make this film (well . . . episode, I suppose) an easy watch.

Like a "heist gone wrong" movie in places too, with the kids taking part instead of adults. Most of the acting was excellent, the film within a film ("Zombie Invasion") was well made in that classic schlocky style, and things never slowed down for too long IMO. Overall, a decent and fun little watch.

See this if you like: Silent Night, Deadly Night, The Monster Squad.

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