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Plot

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

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.

Writers: Bigas Luna, Cuca Canals

Cast:

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)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Penelope was 16 years old when this movie was made.



User Review

You don't have to be Spanish…

Rating:


…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.