Jamon Jamon

February 1st, 1994


Jamon Jamon

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Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor...

Release Year: 1992

Rating: 6.5/10 (5,005 voted)

Director: Bigas Luna

Stars: Penélope Cruz, Stefania Sandrelli, Anna Galiena

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.

Writers: Bigas Luna, Cuca Canals

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 - Amigo Raúl (as Tomás Penco)
Armando del Río - 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

Taglines: A dish of a woman

Release Date: February 1994

Filming Locations: Aragón, Spain

Gross: $938,473 (USA)

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Did You Know?

Penelope was 16 years old when this movie was made.

User Review

You don't have to be Spanish...


...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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