1961. Spain. Luis García Berlanga. 88 min.
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 8:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1961. Spain. Directed by Luis García Berlanga. Screenplay by Berlanga, Rafael Azcona, Ennio Flaiano. With Casto Sendra-Cassen, José Luis López Vázquez. Academy Award–nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, Plácido is a comedy about an impoverished man who spends the day before Christmas trying to avoid foreclosure on his motorbike. His frantic dealings with bankers and lawyers are set against the film's satirical canvas of a provincial town putting on a showy Christmas campaign called "Seat a Poor Man at Your Table." In Spanish; English subtitles. 88 min.