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A Christmas Tale (2005)

Películas para no dormir: Cuento de navidad (original title)
In 1985, in a coastal town, the friends Koldo, Peti, Tito, Eugenio and Moni stumble with a woman dressed like Santa Claus trapped in a hole in the woods. While to boys go to the police ... See full summary »

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Paco Plaza

Writer:

Luiso Berdejo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maru Valdivielso ... Rebeca Expósito
Christian Casas Christian Casas ... Koldo
Roger Babià Roger Babià ... Peti
Pau Poch ... Tito
Daniel Casadellà ... Eugenio
Ivana Baquero ... Moni
Elsa Pataky ... Ekran
José Torija José Torija ... Charles
Loquillo ... Taylor
Saurí Saurí ... Policía Gourmet
Nacho Moliné Nacho Moliné ... Locutor Telediario
Antonio Duque Antonio Duque ... Nets
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ana Isabel Velásquez Ana Isabel Velásquez ... Vecina
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Storyline

In 1985, in a coastal town, the friends Koldo, Peti, Tito, Eugenio and Moni 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, 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. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 August 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Christmas Tale See more »

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Production Co:

Filmax Televisión,Filmax See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

References Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) See more »

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Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
Written by Rolf Soja (uncredited) and Frank Dostal (uncredited)
Performed by Baccara
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A Tale of Cruelty and Lack of Innocence
21 April 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

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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