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Jamón, Jamón (1992)

Jamón Jamón (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | February 1994 (USA)
Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia falls pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Prostituta
Juan Diego ...
El padre
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Silvia
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Raul
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El novio de Silvia (as Jordi Molla)
Tomás Martín ...
Amigo Raúl (as Tomás Penco)
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Amigo José Luis
Diana Sassen ...
Amiga Silvia
Chema Mazo ...
Padre de Silvia
Isabel de Castro Oros ...
Hermana Silvia
Nazaret Callao ...
Hermana Silvia
Marianne Hermitte ...
La chica del perro en el puticlub
Nadia Godoy ...
La que canta en el puticlub
María Reniu ...
Chica en puticlub
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Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia falls pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, most likely against the wishes of his parents. Jose Luis' mother is determined to break her son's engagement to a girl from a lower-class family, and hires Raul, a potential underwear model and would-be bullfighter to seduce Sylvia. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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A dish of a woman See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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February 1994 (USA)  »

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A Tale of Ham and Passion  »

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$938,473 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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In Spanish, the word "jamon" not only means "ham" but also "a dish of a woman". See more »

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Stefania Sandrelli - la madre puta; Anna Galiena - la puta madre; Penélope Cruz - la hija de puta See more »

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Featured in La fiesta (2003) See more »

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Házmelo otra vez
Performed by Moncho
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A Film About Underwear and Pigs
5 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jose Luis is an executive at his parents' underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia falls pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, most likely against the wishes of his parents.

What this movie is probably best known for, if known at all, is for being the debut film of Penelope Cruz. For those who want to see her early work, and in this case without a shirt on for a while, it is a decent debut. You cannot go wrong appearing alongside Javier Bardem.

But for me, what stands out is the quirkiness. The interviews of male underwear models, the way an underwear factory works. I have no idea if it is accurate, but it seems authentic. And this is quite likely the first (and last) time a movie featured a pig getting a suppository. Very odd.


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