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Placido (1961)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Comedy
Release Date:January 1, 1961
Running time:85 minutes
Cast:Cassen, José Luis López Vázquez, Elvira Quintillá, Manuel Alexandre
Director:Luis García Berlanga
Writer:Rafael Azcona

Description: This is an effective satire directed by Luis Berlanga that pans charity from the head -- the cold, calculated or unthinking kind -- as versus charity from the heart. The focus is on Placido (Casto Sendra-Cassen), a truckdriver who has little money and so making regular payments on his truck can be difficult, so much so that he gets behind and is in danger of having his vehicle repossessed. Meanwhile, he gets involved in a local, annual charity drive that opens up his eyes to the problems and foibles of other impoverished people. After those experiences, Placido has a different attitude toward his monthly payments.~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

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