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Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.
Benito González works construction in Melilla and dreams big - of building the tallest building in Benidorm, a great phallic symbol of power, González Towers. Over several years, we see Benito's rise and fall, much like the construction of his tower. Through force of personality, he puts the financing together, taking advantage of women who love him - Claudia, a model who wants to be a star, and Marta, the US educated daughter of a banker whose loan Benito needs. Can his force of personality - his huevos de oro - compensate for shoddy building materials, no permits, and undercapitalization? Nature may have her own power and surprises in store for Benito. Written by
Por el amor de una mujer
Written by Jesús González López and Danny Daniel
Performed by Julio Iglesias
Canciones del Mundo, S.A. (original publisher)
By courtesy of Columbia, BMG Ariola, S.A. See more »
Huevos de Oro is a poignant and thoughtful film that tries to explain the macho state of mind. There is much symbolism, man erecting the biggest skyscraper and his final personal revelation that he can't always be the biggest or the best. The look on Benito's face during the three way love scene is poignantly painful, humorous and touched with sadness as he realizes he has not been satisfying his wife's appetities. Javier Bardem is an amazing and fearless actor. I also enjoyed what little sceen time Benicio Del Toro had, before he was famous. It's refreshing to see actors throw caution to the wind and goza, act their butts off.
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