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Placido (1961)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

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 ...See moreIn 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 See less
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Director
Luis García Berlanga (as Luis G. Berlanga)
Writers
Luis García Berlanga (story) (as Luis G. Berlanga) (screenplay) (as Luis G. Berlanga) | Rafael Azcona (story) (screenplay) | José Luis Colina (screenplay) | José Luis Font (screenplay)
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Updated Oct 20, 1961

Release date
Jun 27, 1962 (France)

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45 cast members
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Cassen
Plácido Alonso (as Casto Sendra 'Cassen') Plácido Alonso (as Casto Sendra 'Cassen')   See fewer
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José Luis López Vázquez
Gabino Quintanilla Gabino Quintanilla   See fewer
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Manuel Alexandre
Julián Alonso Julián Alonso   See fewer
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Mario Bustos
Don Rodolfo (as Mario de Bustos) Don Rodolfo (as Mario de Bustos)   See fewer
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María Francés
Hermana de la Caridad Hermana de la Caridad   See fewer
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Mari Carmen Yepes
Martita (as Carmen Yepes) Martita (as Carmen Yepes)   See fewer
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Jesús Puche
Jefe de estación Jefe de estación   See fewer
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Roberto Llamas
Damián Olmedo Damián Olmedo   See fewer
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Amelia de la Torre
Doña Encarna de Galán Doña Encarna de Galán   See fewer
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Juan G. Medina
Don Arturo Don Arturo   See fewer
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José María Caffarel
Zapater (as José Mª Caffarel) Zapater (as José Mª Caffarel)   See fewer
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Fernando Delgado
Representante Representante   See fewer
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Juan Manuel Simón
Roberto Bonifaz, el joven galán Roberto Bonifaz, el joven galán   See fewer
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Carmen Valencia
Maruja Collado Maruja Collado   See fewer
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Gloria Osuna
Lali (as Gloria F. Osuna) Lali (as Gloria F. Osuna)   See fewer
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Francisco Aguilera
El actor El actor   See fewer
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Juan Torres
Dueño de la cesta Dueño de la cesta   See fewer
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Lepe
Padre de Emilia (as José Álvarez 'Lepe') Padre de Emilia (as José Álvarez 'Lepe')   See fewer
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José Orjas
Notario Notario   See fewer
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Xavier Vivé
Edmundo Galán Edmundo Galán   See fewer
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Camino Delgado
Señora del notario Señora del notario   See fewer
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Félix Fernández
Pobre en casa de Galán Pobre en casa de Galán   See fewer
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Carmen Pradillo
Criada mayor de los Galán Criada mayor de los Galán   See fewer
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Erasmo Pascual
Pasante de la notaría Pasante de la notaría   See fewer
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J.C. Tejeiro
Ayudante del pasante Ayudante del pasante   See fewer
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Agustín González
Álvaro Gil Álvaro Gil   See fewer
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Julia Delgado Caro
María de Helguera María de Helguera   See fewer
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Antonio Gandía
Pascual Pascual   See fewer
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José Franco
Matías Helguera Matías Helguera   See fewer
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Amparo Gómez Ramos
Antonia, criada de los Helguera Antonia, criada de los Helguera   See fewer
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José Gavilán
Dentista Dentista   See fewer
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Carme Contreras
Maruja (as Carmen Contreras) Maruja (as Carmen Contreras)   See fewer
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Luis Ciges
Pobre en casa de Helguera Pobre en casa de Helguera   See fewer
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Angel Company
El sacerdote El sacerdote   See fewer
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Julia Caba Alba
Concheta Concheta   See fewer
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Emilio Sancho
Don Carlos Don Carlos   See fewer
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Vicente Llosa
Pobre en casa del notario (as Vicente Llosá) Pobre en casa del notario (as Vicente Llosá)   See fewer
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Amparo Soler Leal
Marilú Martínez Marilú Martínez   See fewer
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Mary Alda
Viviana, hermana del dentista (uncredited) Viviana, hermana del dentista (uncredited)   See fewer
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Félix Dafauce
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carmina Farguell
Hermana del dentista #2 (uncredited) Hermana del dentista #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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8 / 10 | 2,311 votes