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Jamón, Jamón (1992)
"Jamón Jamón" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  February 1994 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Tale of Ham and Passion  »

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$938,473 (USA)
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Penélope Cruz was 16 years old when this movie was made. See more »

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

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Featured in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

LAS TORTILLAS DE SILVIA
By R. García and G. Bou
Performed by Chimo Bayo
Edited by Area Music Española
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Aphrodisiac anyone?

Many of us do not think of ham and sex having any sort connection. But never before will you witness a film that so strategically intertwines the two. The film's director, Bigas Luna does a wonderful job of mixing these two elements together, making many of the scenes quiet hysterical. In one of many strange and awkward scenes, a fight between Jose and Raul erupts, fighting with slabs of ham for Silva's (Penelope Cruz) heart.

Even though we are flooded with absurd comedy, sex has to do with everything; it is what drives the film. To many viewers who have never seen a similar Spanish film, Jamon, Jamon will appear pornographic. There is an abundance of skin shown by the actors and actresses, such as the naked bull fight scene. The sex scenes are awkward and comical, throwing our own idea and perception of sex into question.

Bigas Luna does not attempt to balancing, romance, sex, food, drama, and comedy. Had he done this we would be confused about our own emotions, leaving us unsure of how to feel. There is certainly a sense of drama in the film, for example when Silva (Penelope Cruz) falls in love with Raul, the man that was hired whisk her away. Instead of the audience feeling emotionally saddened for Silva, Bigas Luna decides to make us laugh, instead of cry. Turning the whole situation into a sex circle with everyone involved.

Overall, the film was very entertaining the entire 95 minutes. Anyone (adults) who watches the movie on a literal level will laugh hysterically.


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