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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.

Director:

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 ... El chorizo
Jordi Mollà ... El niñato (as Jordi Molla)
Tomás Martín Tomás Martín ... Amigo Raúl (as Tomás Penco)
Armando del Río 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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Winner of the Silver Lion Award Venice Film Festival 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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$938,473
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

El perfume del ajo
Written by Concha Valdés Miranda (as Concha V. Miranda)
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Weird beautiful remedy for the bored or lonely.
26 February 2001 | by allan-57See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining film. Bigas Luna (director) loves life and all it's weirdness and beauty, which is rather evident in this wonderful film. Definitely a cure for boredom or sadness. The plot turns gets crazier as the film unfolds. Nothing is too much in this imaginative film. A must for all lovers of black comedy. Do also check out Mr Lunas "Teta y la luna, La (1994).


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