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A Tale of Ham and Passion

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Original title
Jamón, Jamón
Running time
95 min.
Spain Spain
Cuca Canals, Bigas Luna
Nicola Piovani
José Luis Alcaine
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LolaFilms S.A. / Ovideo TV S.A. / Sogepaq
Comedy. Drama. Romance | Satire. Melodrama. Family Relationships
Synopsis / Plot
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.
1992: Venice Film Festival: Silver Lion (Best Director)
1992: Goya Awards: 6 nominations, including Best Movie, Director, Actor (Bardem)
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