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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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Bigas Luna
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Bardem ... Benito González
Maria de Medeiros ... Marta (La mujer, 45 kilos)
Maribel Verdú ... Claudia (La amante, 52 kilos)
Elisa Tovati Elisa Tovati ... Rita (El primer amor, 47 kilos)
Raquel Bianca Raquel Bianca ... Ana (La comehombres, ? kilos)
Alessandro Gassman ... El amigo de Melilla
Benicio Del Toro ... El amigo de Miami (as Benisio Del Toro)
Francesco Maria Dominedò Francesco Maria Dominedò ... El Mosca (as Francesco Mª Dominedo)
Albert Vidal Albert Vidal ... El suegro
Ángel de Andrés López ... Gil - el de los garbanzos
Alicia Moro Alicia Moro ... La hija de Gil
Enric Cusí Enric Cusí ... El hombre de confianza
Francisco Casares Francisco Casares ... El productor (as Paco Casares)
María Martín ... La mujer del productor
Thomas Lusht Thomas Lusht ... El cachas americano
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 February 1994 (Italy) See more »

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Budget:

ESP 420,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

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Referenced in Two Girls and a Guy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Benito Benidorm
(Theme)
By Nicola Piovani
Performed by the Orchestra dell'Unione Musicisti di Roma
Directed by Nicola Piovani
Violoncello soloist: Francesca Taviani
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a Bardem show
16 April 2005 | by esh04676See all my reviews

Lots of rather drrunken partying and explicit sexual activity do not disguise the fact that Golden Balls tells a sad story. Bardem, as Benito the young construction worker consumed with ambitions, aspiration, and sexual desire, is very fine. I would give him most of the credit for making this an interesting film, but Bigas Luna, the director, shows great skill in his handling of Benito's tangled relationships with three women and his slick maneuvering to gain financing for his consuming desire to build the tallest skyscraper in the city. Benito scores success in business and with his women, but in the end meets his downfall, losing money and prestige as his shoddy building practices are exposed. Even worse, it is made clear to him that he is not as good in bed as his gardener, Bob, played by Benicio del Toro in what is little more than a cameo but very convincing.


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