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Jamón, Jamón (1992)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Propietaria fabrica ropa
... Prostituta
... El padre
... Silvia
... Raul
... El novio de Silvia (as Jordi Molla)
Tomás Martín ... Amigo Raúl (as Tomás Penco)
... 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
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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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Winner of the Silver Lion Award Venice Film Festival See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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February 1994 (USA)  »

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A Tale of Ham and Passion  »

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$938,473
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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 »

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

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Referenced in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) See more »

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La estrella Mercedes
Written by A. Carlos Jocafi
Performed by Nadia Godoy
Edited by EMG Ariola, S.A.
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Wild, off-beat satire
21 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie should be a favorite for lovers of black comedy such as "Fargo". The director develops many love triangles, uses dense symbolism and an extremely off-beat yet fast paced editing technique to tell a tale of "ham and passion". It is very funny and Penelope Cruz is terrific. A must see for lovers of satirical black comedies.


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