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Huevos de oro (1993)

A construction worker uses his charm and bravado in an attempt to attain enough finances to build his dream project.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudia (La amante, 52 kilos)
Elisa Tovati ...
Rita (El primer amor, 47 kilos)
Raquel Bianca ...
Ana (La comehombres, ? kilos)
El amigo de Melilla
El amigo de Miami (as Benisio Del Toro)
Francesco Dominedò ...
El Mosca (as Francesco Mª Dominedo)
Albert Vidal ...
El suegro
Gil - el de los garbanzos
Alicia Moro ...
La hija de Gil
Enric Cusí ...
El hombre de confianza
Francisco Casares ...
El productor (as Paco Casares)
La mujer del productor
Thomas Lusht ...
El cachas americano


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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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18 February 1994 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

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ESP 420,000,000 (estimated)
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Second part of Bigas Luna's "Iberian Trilogy" also including Jamón, jamón and La teta y la luna. See more »


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A satire
1 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a generally enjoyable send-up of the excesses of the 1980's:- the get-rich quick, looking after no. 1 culture which prevailed for a mercifully brief period. The anti-hero is a cynical building contractor who will do anything to achieve his aim of making a fortune out of nothing, regardless of the law or of any loyalty to those closest to him. Needless to say, he gets his come-uppance and the final scene in which he smashes a lavatory to pieces is vintage Bigas Luna.

Unfortunately, it doesn't quite manage to keep up the same pace as "Jamon Jamon" and, particularly after about half way through, it starts to lose its momentum and the viewer starts to lose interest. But there are one or two scenes which are so funny that they alone make the film worth seeing, e.g. the three-in-a-bed scene in which he suddenly realises that he is not the fantastic lover he had always imagined he was.

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