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February 1994 (USA) See more »
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A dish of a woman See more »
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Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor... See more » | Add synopsis »
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6 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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Comedic melodrama satirizing several Spanish characters such as as food , bullfighting , underwear clothes and many other things See more (39 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

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 .... 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
 
Location Management
Concha V. Miranda .... location manager
 
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
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


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Also Known As:
"Jamón Jamón" - Spain (original title)
"A Tale of Ham and Passion" - USA (video title)
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95 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Penélope Cruz was 16 years old when this movie was made.See more »
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Referenced in Videoclub (2013)See more »
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Comedic melodrama satirizing several Spanish characters such as as food , bullfighting , underwear clothes and many other things, 12 September 2016
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

A small Spanish town is dominated by two businesses , -an underwear factory and a brothel- both run by strong-minded women . In the factory works as an executive , Manuel (Jordi Mollá) , chief's (Juan Diego) son , and also his girlfriend Sylvia (Penélope Cruz was 16 years old when this movie was made) works on the shop floor making male underwear . The brothel's Carmen (Anna Galiena) and the Factory's Conchita (Stefania Sandrelli) clash when Carmen's daughter becomes pregnant by Manuel . When Sylvia falls pregnant , Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her , most likely against the wishes of his parents ; to be aware Conchita , she is appalled and seeks an extreme solution . As his mother to be opposed to this relationship to a young girl from a lower-class family , and she then hires stud Raul (Javier Bardem) , to seduce Sylvia , only to fall for him himself .

Weird melodrama satirizing various aspects of the Spaniard characters , including machismo , ¨Toros and Toreo¨ , food and sex . The special film title ¨Jamón , Jamón¨ , that's why in Spanish, the word "jamón" means ''ham'', while a ''jamóna'' is a ''dish of a woman" . This is a decent film , being first part of Bigas Luna's "Iberian Trilogy" , it is stylishly photographed and smartly designed . Here Bigas Luna delivers his ordinary and erotic goods in cool sense of style , but including a lot of unkindly characters . Entertaining and modern picture filled with young roles and concerning a beautiful girl who wishes a better life and becomes involved with a passionate triangle . This stirring as well as erotic story is a touching retelling and moving tale about wishes , lies and disappointments , but including strong sex scenes with loads of nudism . This interesting flick results to be a moving tale about ambition , desire , luxury and poorness . As usual in Bigas Luna films , ¨Jamón , Jamon¨ explores the darkest depths of eroticism and Latinos stereotypical , including the Spanish machismo . So-so acting by a very young Penélope Cruz who becomes pregnant , she plays an obstinate girl whose naïve dreams are soon shattered by the ruthlessness and mediocre Jordi Mollá as Jose Luis , an executive at his parents underwear factory who wants to marry Sylvia . The best acting is given by Javier Bardém as a potential underwear model and would-be bullfighter , he represents perfectly the typical ¨Iberian macho¨ who attributes his sexual prowess to a steady diet of garlic and ham . Support cast is frankly extraordinary , such as as Stefania Sandrelli as Conchita , Jose Luis' mother , who is determined to break her son's engagement and Anna Galiena as a mature prostitute who runs a brothel . Furthermore , a colorful and evocative cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine who was first cinematographer to use fluorescent tube as "key" lightning and deemed to be one of the best Spanish cameramen . Alcaine frequently works with Pedro Almodóvar , Bigas Luna and Vicente Aranda , as he has photographed ¨The skin I live in¨ , The bad education¨ , ¨Volver¨ , ¨Women in the verge of a nervous breakdown¨, among others . And a sensitive musical score by Nicola Paviani , including an enjoyable leitmotif .

The motion picture was compellingly directed by Bigas Luna , following his particular style , though is is full of nudism , intercourses and Softcore . He often uses in his films twisted events , erotic scenes and surrealist images , here including Goya/Luis Buñuel frames-alike . He was a Bon Vivant who along with his wife , produced wine , ham , and organic products ; they are well shown in his films . For 39 years, under General Francisco Franco's repressive regime , it was almost impossible for Spain to create a vibrant film industry and for talented film-makers to express themselves freely . However, after the death of the Generalissimo in 1975, there was a burst of creativity, with Pedro Almodóvar paving the way for directors such as Bigas Luna , who has died of cancer aged 67 . In 1990 the producer Andrés Vicente Gómez persuaded him to return to cinema and entrusted to him the direction of Las Edades De Lulú (The Ages of Lulu) , an erotic drama about a young woman exploring extreme sexual practices , this was a commercial hit . Without abandoning his dedication to painting and photography , reflected in numerous exhibitions , he began the well-known "Iberian Trilogy" with Jamón Jamón ("Ham, Ham", 1992) , Huevos de Oro ("Golden Balls", 1993) and La Teta y La Luna ("The Tit and the Moon", 1994) which explored the darkest depths of eroticism and stereotypical Spanish machismo . Jamón Jamón, which launched the careers of both Javier Bardem and the 16-year-old Penélope Cruz was a major international success and won the Silver Lion at Venice in 1992 . The latter introduced Penélope Cruz to audiences and launched Javier Bardem as the embodiment of the Spanish stud . "I owe my career to Bigas Luna" , Bardem said in 2001 . Cruz returned in ¨Volavérunt¨ (1999), a film about the relationship between Francisco Goya and the Duchess of Alba . His last film was ¨Di Di Hollywood¨ with Elsa Pataki that failed at box office until his recent death .

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