Christmas Present (film)
Regalo di Natale, internationally released as Christmas Present, is a 1986 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Pupi Avati. It entered the 43° Venice Film Festival, in which Carlo Delle Piane won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor. For his performance in this film Diego Abatantuono won a Nastro d'Argento for Best supporting Actor. The film has a sequel, Christmas Rematch.
Italian theatrical release poster by Enzo Sciotti
|Directed by||Pupi Avati|
|Produced by||Antonio Avati|
|Written by||Pupi Avati|
|Starring||Diego Abatantuono, Alessandro Haber, Carlo Delle Piane|
|Music by||Riz Ortolani|
|Edited by||Amedeo Salfa|
|Distributed by||SACIS Film|
The day before Christmas: a group of friends can be found, as tradition, rich in the house of one of them, for a game of poker. Each of the four men, including a mysterious lawyer, has problems in families, and trying to scrape together a Christmas game in a considerable sum in order to live better. But fate has a special plan for each day players.