Shot in the aridity of Zaragoza’s desert, Jamón, Jamón – which juxtaposes erotic desire and food – explores the complex relationship between Silvia (Penélope Cruz), the daughter of a roadside prostitute, her boyfriend José Luis (Jordi Mollà), son of the richest man in town, and Raúl (Javier Bardem), a would-be bullfighter. It also lays bare the aspirations and frustrations of their parents. The film was a big break for the three lead actors, the then extremely young Jordi Mollà, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
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