Jamon Jamon (Jamón jamón)
Maverick auteur Bigas Luna has crafted one of his most singular and idiosyncratic portraits of Spain, starring a young Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
José Luis is an executive at his parents' factory where his girlfriend Silvia works on the shop floor. When she falls pregnant, José Luis promises her marriage against his parents' will.
Raúl, a vulgar spunk and bullfighter wannabe is hired by José Luis' mother to seduce Silvia. A bizarre love triangle is then created, culminating in a most unpredictable outcome.
Jamon Jamon adds Shakespearean undertones to a passionate love in the midst of a not-so-typical Spain full of machismo, bullfighting, fiery sexual passion and, of course, legs of ham.