IMDb > Jamón, Jamón (1992)
Jamón Jamón
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Jamón, Jamón (1992) More at IMDbPro »Jamón Jamón (original title)


Overview

User Rating:
6.5/10   7,354 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 47% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for Jamón, Jamón on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
February 1994 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A dish of a woman See more »
Plot:
Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
6 wins & 11 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(20 articles)
Cambridge Film Festival unveils line-up
 (From ScreenDaily. 21 August 2013, 7:03 AM, PDT)

‘The Brats’ Charms International Distribs
 (From Variety - Film News. 19 June 2013, 8:40 AM, PDT)

Spanish Director Bigas Luna Dies at 67
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 8 April 2013, 8:08 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Aphrodisiac anyone? See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stefania Sandrelli ... Propietaria fabrica ropa

Anna Galiena ... Prostituta
Juan Diego ... El padre

Penélope Cruz ... Silvia

Javier Bardem ... Raul

Jordi Mollà ... El novio de Silvia (as Jordi Molla)
Tomás Martín ... Amigo Raúl (as Tomás Penco)

Armando del Río ... 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
Susana Koska ... Amiga discoteca
Miquel García Borda ... Amigo discoteca (as Miguel García)
Roberto Bermejo ... Torero
Guaca López de la Sierra ... Loro puticlub
Lira Herce De Bigas ... Perrita puticlub
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Bigas Luna 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cuca Canals 
Bigas Luna 
Quim Monzó  dialogue

Produced by
Andrés Vicente Gómez .... producer
Manuel Lombardero .... associate producer
Pepo Sol .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Nicola Piovani 
 
Cinematography by
José Luis Alcaine 
 
Film Editing by
Teresa Font 
 
Casting by
Consol Tura 
 
Production Design by
Gloria Martí-Palanqués 
Pep Oliver  (as Pep Olive)
 
Art Direction by
Noemí Campano 
Chu Uroz 
 
Set Decoration by
Julio Esteban 
Pedro Gaspar 
 
Costume Design by
Neus Olivella 
 
Makeup Department
Betty De Villanueva .... makeup artist
Marcel .... assistant makeup artist
Satur Merino .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ricardo Albarrán .... production manager
Antonio Arregui .... production manager
Beatriz Becerra .... assistant production manager
Mariví de Villanueva .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pau De La Sierra .... trainee assistant director
Eusebio Graciani .... second assistant director
Manuel Lombardero .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Cuca Canals .... graphic designer
Álvaro Cárpena .... props
Pepino García .... graphic designer
Pedro Gaspar .... assistant production designer
Héctor Gil .... property master
Gloria Martí .... assistant set decorator
Jonatan Monells .... graphic designer
Pep Oliver .... set designer (as Pep Olive)
 
Sound Department
Giorgio Agazzi .... sound engineer
Ricard Casals .... sound re-recording mixer
J.A. Castro .... boom operator
Luis Castro .... sound effects
Bela María da Costa .... sound mixer
Jaume Meléndez .... sound mixer
Francisco Peramos .... sound recordist
Miguel Rejas .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Reyes Abades .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joana Boyer .... still photographer
Carlos Cabeceran .... Steadicam operator
Alfredo Díaz .... key grip
Josep Gabarrós .... electrician
Pablo León .... electrician
Julio Madurga .... camera operator
Berta Marsé .... first assistant camera
Andrés Moral .... electrician
Miguel Ángel Muñoz .... second assistant camera
Ramón Perdiguero .... camera operator
Apolinar Ramiro .... gaffer
Leopoldo Villaseñor .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Jordi Ballo .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
María Humet .... assistant costume designer
Belen Lemaitre .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Neville Brody .... negative cutter
Alejandro Lázaro .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Nicola Piovani .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
José Manuel Campos .... transportation
 
Other crew
Susana Cuñado .... production staff
Ana Escada .... production staff
Lucía Esteban .... production accountant
Esther García .... production secretary
Marco Gómez .... production staff
Concha V. Miranda .... location manager
Cecilia Molina .... script supervisor
Pepe Pleguezuelos .... title designer
Pilar Ruiz .... stage manager
Lola Serrano .... unit publicist
 
Thanks
Mauro Endara .... thanks
Nadia Godoy .... thanks
A. Carlos Jocafi .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jamón Jamón" - Spain (original title)
"A Tale of Ham and Passion" - USA (video title)
See more »
Runtime:
95 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In Spanish, the word "jamon" not only means "ham" but also "a dish of a woman".See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Zhou Yu de huo che (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
LAS TORTILLAS DE SILVIASee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Aphrodisiac anyone?, 12 May 2010
Author: Christopher Liu (chrisl22@u.washington.edu) from United States

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (36 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Jamón, Jamón (1992)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Is there a second version of this film? JADGrl
Ham fight + omelette breasts lilsara007
Cant understand the title.. tonnloco-2
Some things about this movie juanjoviedo
Motorcycle Gloves Nick-1593
What song? lina_leck
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Children of the Century Kings & Queen My Own Private Idaho Somersault Head-On
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb Spain section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.