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.[1] The film has a sequel, Christmas Rematch.[2]

Christmas Present
Italian theatrical release poster by Enzo Sciotti
Directed byPupi Avati
Produced byAntonio Avati
Written byPupi Avati
StarringDiego Abatantuono, Alessandro Haber, Carlo Delle Piane
Music byRiz Ortolani
CinematographyPasquale Rachini
Edited byAmedeo Salfa
Distributed bySACIS Film
Release date
  • 1986 (1986)
Running time
101 minutes


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.


See also


  1. Simone Isola. Pupi Avati: il nascondiglio dei generi. Sovera Edizioni, 2007.
  2. "Avati torna al tavolo verde". La Repubblica. 29 January 2004. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.

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