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Jamón, Jamón (1992)

Jamón Jamón (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | February 1994 (USA)
When a mother disapproves of her son's lover, she hires an underwear model and former bullfighter to seduce her away.

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Bigas Luna
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Tomás Martín ... Amigo Raúl (as Tomás Penco)
Armando del Río ... Amigo José Luis
Diana Sassen Diana Sassen ... Amiga Silvia
Chema Mazo Chema Mazo ... Padre de Silvia
Isabel de Castro Oros Isabel de Castro Oros ... Hermana Silvia
Nazaret Callao Nazaret Callao ... Hermana Silvia
Marianne Hermitte Marianne Hermitte ... La chica del perro en el puticlub
Nadia Godoy Nadia Godoy ... La que canta en el puticlub
María Reniu María Reniu ... Chica en puticlub
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Storyline

Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia falls pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, most likely against the wishes of his parents. Jose Luis' mother is determined to break her son's engagement to a girl from a lower-class family, and hires Raul, a potential underwear model and would-be bullfighter to seduce Sylvia. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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A dish of a woman See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tale of Ham and Passion See more »

Filming Locations:

Fraga, Huesca, Aragón, Spain See more »

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Gross USA:

$938,473
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

First part of Bigas Luna's "Iberian Trilogy" also including Huevos de oro and La teta y la luna. See more »

Crazy Credits

Stefania Sandrelli - la madre puta; Anna Galiena - la puta madre; Penélope Cruz - la hija de puta See more »

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Soundtracks

Las tortillas de Silvia
Written by Rafael García (as R. García) and Germán Bou (as G. Bou)
Performed by Chimo Bayo
Edited by Area Music Española
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You don't have to be Spanish...
18 October 2004 | by KrustallosSee all my reviews

...to get this movie but it surely helps.

It's a bit sad to see so many reviews which so totally miss the point, and none of them from Spain. One negative reviewer even thought the film was set in Mexico which goes to show how much attention he was paying.

This film is a satire on various aspects of Spanish culture and character, primarily machismo and sexual hypocrisy, but taking in culinary preferences, attitudes to animals and those surreal brandy adverts in the shape of bulls that any visitor to Spain will be familiar with. Bigas Luna chucks it all in the stew and turns the heat up to maximum.

And why are so many people upset by the trucks? The film is set next to one of those long dusty highways that are so common in Spain. Of course there are trucks. Take my tip, go to Spain, rent a car, drive between almost any two big cities, stay in a motel at the side of the road, try and sleep - you will get the idea.


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