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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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Spain | Italy | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 February 1994 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Macho 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

Achilipú
Written by José Castellón (as J. Castellón) and Felipe Campuzano (as F. Campuzano)
(C) Ediciones Musicales Horus, S.A.
(C) 1970 Teddy Sound
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Thoughtful
6 April 2003 | by professorflynnSee all my reviews

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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