CHRISTMAS EVE

Synopsis

December 24th dawns on “La Alsacia”, the De La Concha family estate. Sofia, the clan matriarch, has invited her extended family to celebrate Christmas. The gathering includes her son Bernardo, the unscrupulous stock trader; his sister Rosario, the anachronistic Marxist figure; their brother Alvaro, the jolly drunkard, and Esmeralda, Alvaro’s wife and Bernardo’s mistress. The family is bankrupt, but only Bernardo is aware of this: in a final attempt to save their opulent lifestyle, he has staked the family estate in a risky deal with Uldarico, a shady politician and Esmeralda’s father. On Christmas morning the deal goes sour and, unless Bernardo does something, Uldarico will join the Christmas party, uninvited, to claim his property. Meanwhile, the family clings to their fond memories of yesteryear, denying reality in the same way they have refused to acknowledge the house’s collapsing plumbing. Evening arrives and sewage begins to emerge from broken pipes. As the clock ticks closer to midnight, the mansion gradually becomes a stinking cesspit while the characters merge and collide, increasingly closer to a fate they can no longer avoid.

Gallery

National Prizes

    Convocatoria del Fondo para el Desarrollo Cinematográfico en el 2005 en la modalidad de Desarrollo de Largometrajes
    Convocatoria del Fondo para el Desarrollo Cinematográfico en el 2007 en la modalidad de Producción de Largometrajes.

Links

www.nochebuenalapelicula.com

Characteristics

  • Nationality: Colombia
  • Release date: Noviembre 28 de 2008
  • Lenght: Feature Films
  • Stage: National Released
  • Color: Color

Technical team

Matias Maldonado

Screenplay

Dynamo Producciones S.A.

Production

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Rodrigo Guerrero

Executive Producer

Alejandro Moreno

Director of photography

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Philliph Legler

Direction of art

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Luz Helena Cardenas

Costumer

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Leonel Pedraza

Sound

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Óscar Acevedo

Music

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Hugo Pinto, Carlos Bolado

Edition

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Exhibición Theatrical Colombia

  • Number of screens:
    60

Contact production:
Dynamo Producciones S.A.
Producciones Nochebuena Ltda.
Calle 80 No. 8–44 Bogotá
Teléfonos: (+57 1) 3453421
e-mail: claudia@dynamocapital.net
web: www.dynamocine.net