A film where women eat men and men eat ham
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- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 30, 2018
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Olive Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem|
|Performer:||Stefania Sandrelli, Juan Diego, Anna Galiena & Jordi Mollà|
|Directed by||Bigas Luna|
|Edited by||Teresa Font|
|Composition by||Nicola Piovani|
|Director of Photography:||José Luis Alcaine|
This sexy, good-natured Spanish farce has plenty to recommend it, including a nude bullfight...
...A movie that combines lurid melodrama with vast improbabilities, sexy soap opera with heartfelt romance, and cheerful satire with heedless raunch...
A romantic farce that mocks Spanish social conventions and class relations. Conchita, the status-conscious wife of a wealthy factory owner, is none too happy to hear that her ne'er-do-well son is bedding the luscious Silvia, daughter of the town prostitute--especially as the girl's mother once had an affair with Conchita's husband. So Conchita concocts a scheme to end the relationship: she hires Raúl, the town hunk, to seduce Silvia. But even the best-laid plans can go awry, and a comic roundelay begins when Raúl actually falls for Silvia and Conchita falls for Raúl. It's not long before Raúl is bedding both women... and a confrontation is on its way. Winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
- This is director Bigas Luna's 8th, and most successful, film; it won a Silver Lion at the 1992 Venice Festival.
Apparently, Luna is hoping to turn this tale into an opera, with music written by the film's score composer, Nicola Piovani.
- The film was shot in Aragon, Spain.
- Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
- Shot in Panavision.
- Copyright 1993 Academy Entertainment Inc.
- Academy Entertainment video #1752 as a flying pig in the box art. Video #1750 doesn't have a flying pig. Otherwise, the video and box art are the same.