Jamon, Jamon Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Jamon, Jamon the Movie

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Comedic melodrama satirizing various aspects of the Spanish character, including machismo, sex, and food. A small Spanish town is dominated by two businesses--an underwear factory and a brothel--both run by strong-minded women. The brothel's Carmen and the factory's Conchita clash when Carmen's daughter, Silvia, becomes pregnant by Conchita's son, Manuel. Conchita's appalled and hires stud Raul to seduce Silvia--only to fall for him herself. Oh yes, Raul attributes his sexual prowess to a steady diet of ham and garlic. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Distribution

Available on VHS
Running time 95 minutes.
Originally from Spanish.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy Drama, Satire & Parody, Sex & Sexuality, Family Ties, Oldest Profession, Women, Bullfighters & Bullfighting
Screenplay
Bigas Luna, Cuca Canals
Cast
Penelope Cruz, Anna Galiena, Javier Bardem, Stefania Sandrelli, Juan Diego, Jordi Molla
Cinematography
Jose Luis Alcaine
Director
Bigas Luna
Music
Nicola Piovani
Producer
Academy

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