Jose Luis is an executive at
his parent's underwear factory where his girlfriend Silvia works on
the shop floor. When Silvia falls pregnant, Jose Luis promises her
that he will marry her, even against the wishes of his parents. His
mother, determined to break her son's engagement to a girl from a
lower-class family, hires Raul, a potential underwear model and
would-be bullfighter to seduce Silvia.
Awards and festivals
* Silver Lion at Venice Film Festival.
* Six nominations for Goya Awards:
- Best Film.
- Best Director: Bigas Luna.
- Best Leading Actress: Penélope Cruz.
- Best Leading Actor: Javier Bardem.
- Best Original Screenplay: Cuca Canals, Bigas Luna.
- Best SoundTrack.