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)
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
Propietaria fabrica ropa
El novio de Silvia
(as Jordi Molla)
(as Tomás Penco)
Armando del Río
Amigo José Luis
Padre de Silvia
Isabel de Castro Oros
La chica del perro en el puticlub
La que canta en el puticlub
Chica en puticlub
A dish of a woman
Release Date: February 1994
Filming Locations: Aragón, Spain
Did You Know?
Penelope was 16 years old when this movie was made.
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
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.