by Luis García Berlanga 1h25min Spain 1962
Watch the film Offer the film Add to my playlist
Add to my playlist
You must sign in to add this film to your playlist.
Also recommended by José Luis Guerín

Film details

by Luis García Berlanga

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.

Status of the VoD copy

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Cassen : Placido Alonso
  • José Luis López Vázquez : Gabillo Quintanilla
  • Elvira Quintillá : Emilia
  • And with: Manuel Alexandre, Mario Bustos, María Francés, Mari Carmen Yepes


  • Director Luis García Berlanga
  • Scenario Luis García Berlanga, Rafael Azcona, José Luis Colina, José Luis Font
  • Photo director Francisco Sempere
  • Set Design Antonio Cortés
  • Editing José Antonio Rojo
  • Original music Miguel Asins Arbó
  • Producer Alfredo Matas
  • Production Compagny Jet Films
  • Distributor Tamasa Distribution

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,33:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1962
  • Release date for France11/05/1962
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageSpanish
Other films

In the same year

show entire list

Recommended by

Country restriction

We are sorry, but VOD service is only available to residents of France