Jamon Jamon (1992)

Jamon Jamon
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Director: Bigas Luna
Actors: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Stefania Sandrelli, Jordi Mulla

Fiery and luscious Senorita Silvia (Penelope Cruz, star of Vanilla Sky and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin) becomes pregnant to village Mummy’s-boy Jose, (Jordi Mulla) whose family owns the local underwear factory. Silvia’s father has left town and her mother Carmen (Anna Galiena) is forced to become the town prostitute.

Jose’s overbearing mother Conchita (Stefania Sandrelli) fears her son will marry the daughter of a scarlet woman and takes action… she hires sexy, young Raul, (Javier Bardem, star of Before Night Falls) who works in the ham-factory and enjoys nude bullfighting, to seduce Silvia.

That’s when the passion and fun really heats up. A sensuous comedy that uses food as a sexual metaphor where breasts taste of ham and where a duel to the death is with a side of bacon!

Status: Normal
Run time: 100mins
Origin: SPAIN
Aspect Ratio: 1.75:1

Member Reviews (19)

Quirky Spanish film, with arid landscape and men fighting with ham leg bones over a young lady namely Penelope C. There are some extra features, namely some short text from the director explaining the motivations behind making this film. Food an breast being among the main themes of this film...
Posted Monday, 16 December 2013 See my other reviews
Loved seeing a young Penelope and Javier! What I expected, a bit sexy, a bit of erotica, a bit warped and all with subtitles (by opting with the button on the remote). Enjoyed the odd journey. ¡Viva España!
Posted Friday, 5 April 2013 See my other reviews
Very enjoyable early performance by Penelope Cruz. Very quirky story involving a lot of ham and a moderate amount of sex!
Posted Saturday, 29 December 2012 See my other reviews
There should be message very clearly saying that there are not english subtitles! !!! This movie is only for the spanish speaking community... not fair
Posted Friday, 10 February 2012 See my other reviews
plot weak, goes no where. Penelope cute,
Posted Thursday, 26 January 2012 See my other reviews
You hit it on the head Trish. Great movie that stands the test of time. Ole
Posted Saturday, 11 June 2011 See my other reviews
Wow, seeing a young Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem was pretty amazing. There was obviously a spark between them from the beginning (in real life too.) Killing with a ham reminded me of a later movie (What Have I Done to Deserve This) where a ham bone was also a lethal weapon. Pedro Almovodar should be a national treasure of Espana, Ole!
Posted Thursday, 14 April 2011 See my other reviews
A story of a young girl, who is pregnant, the overbearing mother and the man the mother hires to seduce the girl away from her son... A love square! A bit of a "boob" fixation... The final scene, what I'd like to call 'death by ham' is kind of funny... I managed to get the subtitles (after a few minutes of realising there weren't any playing automatically), by using the a button on the remote control.
Posted Tuesday, 2 March 2010 See my other reviews
Steven D.
As there were no Subtitles' on this disk it made it hard to get the full picture. What I was able to work out from my lack of Spanish was still a good movie.
Posted Monday, 25 February 2008 See my other reviews
Rhoda J.
Quite bizarre, but entertaining nonetheless.
Posted Thursday, 7 February 2008 See my other reviews
yeah ..Worth Watching
Posted Thursday, 12 April 2007 See my other reviews
Nigel Rose
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Suzanne Killmister
Posted Tuesday, 15 February 2005 See my other reviews
David Stephensen
Spanish plot-tangled tragi-comedy melodrama at its best. This film marks the Spanish director's tribute to his 'surreal' culture and the discovery of Penelope Cruz. Ham, trucks, dust, barbecues, family values--What more could you want?
Posted Thursday, 3 February 2005 See my other reviews
Peter Ryall
The passion here is suitably intense (predictable really in a Spanish film) and the story's plot twists are wierdly culinary - with a breast fixation! Prior to this I wasn't a big fan of Penelope Cruz ... now at least I CAN watch her!
Posted Wednesday, 29 December 2004 See my other reviews
Elisabeth Morin
Dont bother
Posted Monday, 6 December 2004 See my other reviews
Posted Monday, 15 November 2004 See my other reviews
Nelson Rodriguez
Posted Wednesday, 15 September 2004 See my other reviews