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  (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 .... 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
Mauro Endara .... thanks
Nadia Godoy .... thanks
A. Carlos Jocafi .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jamón Jamón" - Spain (original title)
"A Tale of Ham and Passion" - USA (video title)
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95 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Penélope Cruz was 16 years old when this movie was made.See more »
Movie Connections:
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A tasty "Jamona" (web), 11 September 2013
Author: leplatypus from PariS

To be honest, I remember to have checked this movie during my college years as it was called "scandalous". But I left before its end as it seemed a bit too raw.

Today, Penélope fairy changes everything. It's funny to see that she didn't really change over the years and that she was as good in her first movie than actually. It's also funny to see how her path crossed her future husband. They were already one soul in "sin noticias de dios" and there, their first movie meeting makes good memories: running after a pig in the night!

Sure, it's always raw, messy and tidy and the movie is disrespectful of a lot of values: the love stories shuffle like a deck of cards, the beloved animals are ultimately eaten. But finally, the movie is totally mastered: there is a real story here as it pushes every character. In addition, the setting is interesting: Sure, it's Spain as they speak Spanish but we can't locate them as it's only a solitary house, next to a road in a desert landscape and a few interiors. It has the feeling of a Lynch movie all the more than it had strange dreams, bizarre shots of food, animals… As it deals ultimately about the relationships between a rich and a poor family, food, love, sex, it's very basic, clear, and ultimately, i liked it.

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