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Jamón, Jamón (1992)

Jamón Jamón (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | February 1994 (USA)
When a mother disapproves of her daughter's lover, she hires an underwear model and former bullfighter to seduce her daughter.

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El novio de Silvia (as Jordi Molla)
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Amigo Raúl (as Tomás Penco)
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Amigo José Luis
Diana Sassen ...
Amiga Silvia
Chema Mazo ...
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Isabel de Castro Oros ...
Hermana Silvia
Nazaret Callao ...
Hermana Silvia
Marianne Hermitte ...
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Nadia Godoy ...
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María Reniu ...
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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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A Tale of Ham and Passion  »

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Trivia

In Spanish, the word "jamón" means ''ham'', while a ''jamona'' is a ''spinster" 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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Referenced in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) See more »

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Jamón, Jamón
Written by Nicola Piovani
Performed by Unione Musicisti di Roma
Edited by Sepam Emergency Music Italy
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Brilliantly funny but not to everyone's taste
1 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I wouldn't recommend Jamon Jamon to everyone I know, because the humour and the plot are idiosyncratic, to say the least. I regarded this films as a massive, but not at all serious, send-up of machismo and how it interacts with greed and lust. Above all, it is meant to make you laugh, rather than portray some profound message about the human condition. For example, although I can't speak for the Director, I suspect that the naked bullfight scene was simply meant to be absurd and make you laugh. Anyone who thinks it is pretentious has simply missed the point and is pretentious himself because he is reading things into the scene which are non-existent. Not everyone will find a scene like that funny but I personally was in stitches, as I was during the parrot scene, the ham fight scene and many other eminently unforgettable scenes. What I can't say in all honesty is that everybody else in the auditorium found it quite as funny as I did.


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