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Plácido (1961)

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 »

Director:

Luis García Berlanga (as Luis G. Berlanga)

Writers:

Luis García Berlanga (story) (as Luis G. Berlanga), Rafael Azcona (story) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 Mario Bustos ... Don Rodolfo (as Mario de Bustos)
María Francés ... Hermana de la Caridad
Mari Carmen Yepes Mari Carmen Yepes ... Martita (as Carmen Yepes)
Jesús Puche Jesús Puche ... Jefe de estación
Roberto Llamas Roberto Llamas ... Damián Olmedo
Amelia de la Torre ... Doña Encarna de Galán
Juan G. Medina Juan G. Medina ... Don Arturo
José María Caffarel ... Zapater (as José Mª Caffarel)
Xan das Bolas ... Rivas
Fernando Delgado ... Representante
Laura Granados 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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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 June 1962 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Placido See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jet Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Voted fourth best Spanish film by professionals and critics in 1996 spanish cinema centenary. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Noche de verano (1963) See more »

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the spanish idiosincratic mastery of berlanga
14 August 2003 | by miguelgarciaros-1See all my reviews

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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