Huevos de oro (Golden Balls) (1993)

Huevos de oro (Golden Balls) (1993)

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In this soft-porn drama, the oversexed hunk Benito Javier Bardem) spends a good portion of his military service in north Africa dreaming of sex, money and power - but mostly sex. He can barely keep himself in control, and is constantly grabbing his crotch. Somehow, when he is released from the service, he marries the daughter (Maria de Medeiros) of a real moneybags, and he uses some of those resources to build a gigantic skyscraper in the form of a phallus. After a car crash leaves him partially paralyzed and very despondent, his ill-used wife kicks him out and he moves to Miami, where he picks up a woman who (in a reversal of roles) loves 'em and leaves 'em. For some reason, this circumstance cuts our previously almost irrepressibly priapic hero to the heart, and he sobbingly realizes the extent of his losses. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
Rating: NR
Genre: Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
Directed By: Bigas Luna
In Theaters: wide
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Runtime:

Cast

Javier Bardem
as Benito Gonzalez
Alessandro Gassman
as Melilla's Friend
Albert Vidal
as Father-in-Law
Benicio Del Toro
as Bon the friend from Miami
Ángel de Andrés López
as Cif with the Chickpeas
Alicia Moro
as Gil's Girl
Francisco Casares
as The Producer
María Martín
as The Producer Wife
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Audience Reviews for Huevos de oro (Golden Balls)

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The protagonist Benito may make you want to dust off your sleeveless white undershirt(politically correct term) and gold chains, tell the nearest women to get you a beer, or even purchase those truck nuts you've had your eye on. While the film is categorized as a foreign comedy, I found it to be only in the slightly amusing category while admiring the clever writing and character development. In addition to being a dedicated real-estate developer with dreams of building a phallic high-rise to monumentalize his testicular greatness, Benito has worked out the optimal moment when to tell women to shed a few pounds which could be his greatest achievement. Instead of ironically kareokying 'Por el Amor de una Mujer' by Julio Iglesias, the pit-sniffing Benito should have been singing Beastie Boys - "Hey Ladies"(get funky). There are befuddling juxtapositions and humorous dialogue throughout. Javier Bardem gives a terrific performance, but the transitions are a bit rough and the resolution was as unsurprising as it was unsatisfying. This movie made me realize that luckily women are more interested in shoes or there might be giant tacos everywhere. This is likely an acquired taste for those with an appreciation of the bizarre or those who want to revel in their manliness.

P Davidson
P Davidson

I really liked this movie. Though not a gangster flick, it reminded me a bit of Scarface, showing the rise and fall of Benito's personal and professional life and aspirations. It was very artistically presented and set to a good musical score. It also featured a strong cast of some recognizable Hispanic performers long before they found mainsteam US exposure.

Jeff B
Jeff B

Who knew a threesome with Javier Bardem and Benicio del Toro as two of its participants wouldn't be that hot?

Manisha Devi
Manisha Devi

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