Christmas Rematch
Directed byPupi Avati
Written byPupi Avati
Produced byAnronio Avati
StarringDiego Abatantuono, Carlo Delle Piane, Alessandro Haber
CinematographyPasquale Rachini
Edited byAmedeo Salfa
Music byRiz Ortolani
Distributed byMedusa Film
Release date
  • 2004 (2004)
Running time
99 minutes

La rivincita di Natale, internationally released as Christmas Rematch, is a 2004 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Pupi Avati. It is the sequel of the 1986 film Christmas Present.[1][2]


In Bologna, Franco, Lele, Stefano and Ugo, once old friends once, reunite for the Christmas holidays. Franco, who was defeated 18 years before, is now a great industrialist and film producer, and he is going to have the rematch of a poker game played many years ago. Initially, Franco loses many euros, but after a while, he starts winning. At the end of the game his friends leave defeated, and Franco realizes he is left alone because of a game because now he has lost the esteem of his dear comrades.



  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.