On Christmas Eve, a group of long-lost pals reunites with the intention of robbing a wealthy industrialist in a game of poker.
Old hatreds and mistrust collide with longing for lost pals. Pupi Avati directed the 1986 Italian comedy-drama film Regalo di Natale, which was distributed abroad as Christmas Present. It premiered at the 43rd Venice Film Festival, where Carlo Delle Piane received the Volpi Cup for Best Actor. Diego Abatantuono earned a Nastro d’Argento for Best Supporting Actor for his work in this film. Christmas Rematch is the film’s sequel.