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Directed by Luis Garcia Berlanga.
With Cassen, José Luis López Vázquez, Elvira Quintillá.
Spain, 1961, digital video, color, 85 min.
Copy source: Filmoteca Española

A truckdriver at risk of having his vehicle repossessed gets caught up in a charity drive in which wealthy families invite the poor to their homes for Christmas dinner. Berlanga received his one and only Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film for this satire of bourgeois altruism.

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