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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
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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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Winner of the Silver Lion Award Venice Film Festival See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

Penélope Cruz was 16 years old when this movie was made. See more »

Crazy Credits

Stefania Sandrelli - la madre puta; Anna Galiena - la puta madre; 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
Written by R. García and G. Bou
Performed by Chimo Bayo
Edited by Area Music Española
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Sexy, Surreal, Hilarious
4 April 2001 | by (Sherman Oaks, CA) – See all my reviews

Anyone who can laugh at and perversely admire the absurd spectacle of his or her own grotesquely bizarre and fragile (how small a step to go from ecstatic fulfilment to abuse, and gradual dissipation) sexuality, while actually having sex, can be said to have achieved the detachment necessary to maintain a certain controlled pitch of eroticism within its course, which, needless to add, can be quite stimulating and rewarding. Bigas Luna's handling of the sex scenes in `Jamon, Jamon' always makes that 'laughing-in-the-face- and-midst-of-sexuality-in-order-to-transcend-self-defeating-high-brow-or-

sentimental-hang-ups-with-raw-sometimes-moronic-but-more-often-volcanically -exquisite-lust' attitude fully implicit, and that's why they're especially steeped in a rare erotic tension that smolders. Like most great films, Luna's Venice-Silver-Lion-Winner tries to subvert and break down outmoded but deeply ingrained rituals and methods of communication within society that need to die in order to allow the 'not-so-sly but-not-exactly-explicit-and-heavy-handed-either' imposition of its own patterns as suggestions toward new thinking and new answers to take root.

Want to see a hilarious but serious satirical film that mixes and makes superior use of eroticism, surrealism, gross out scenes, and a fantastic music score ? Look no further than these 90 minutes. As far as I know the longest nose to nose lip kiss with a fly on the face of one of the kissers is in this film. Penelope Cruz in at least 4 sex scenes very generously breastfeeding two different and equally hungry lovers (one of whom happens to be this year's oscar nominated actor Javier Barden) is also in this film and should more than serve to turbocharge red-blooded male libidos. A very gross scene involving a very annoyed pig that comes close to being the only appearance of beastiality in an R-rated film is in this flick. And, oh yeah, in case I forget, the scene of the two guys bullfighting buck naked which puts a new spin on, and pays an homage of sorts to the famous schlong-dangling naked wrestling scene in Ken Russell's `Women in Love' is also in this crazy film. Liked it very much. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, especially for further seriously disturbing the mental imbalance of squeamish Americans used to Julia Roberts Soap Operas.


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