As his mother to be opposed to this relationship to a young girl from a lower-class family , and she then hires stud Raul Javier Bardem , to seduce Sylvia , only to fall for him himself. And a sensitive musical score by Nicola Paviani , including an enjoyable leitmotif. Support cast is frankly extraordinary , such as as Stefania Sandrelli as Conchita , Jose Luis' mother , who is determined to break her son's engagement and Anna Galiena as a mature prostitute who runs a brothel. Comedic melodrama satirizing several Spanish characters such as as food , bullfighting , underwear clothes and many other things ma-cortes 12 September A small Spanish town is dominated by two businesses , -an underwear factory and a brothel- both run by strong-minded women. This stirring as well as erotic story is a touching retelling and moving tale about wishes , lies and disappointments , but including strong sex scenes with loads of nudism. When Sylvia falls pregnant , Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her , most likely against the wishes of his parents ; to be aware Conchita , she is appalled and seeks an extreme solution. This is a decent film , being first part of Bigas Luna's "Iberian Trilogy" , it is stylishly photographed and smartly designed. For 39 years, under General Francisco Franco's repressive regime , it was almost impossible for Spain to create a vibrant film industry and for talented film-makers to express themselves freely. The motion picture was compellingly directed by Bigas Luna , following his particular style , though is is full of nudism , intercourses and Softcore. He was a Bon Vivant who along with his wife , produced wine , ham , and organic products ; they are well shown in his films. Here Bigas Luna delivers his ordinary and erotic goods in cool sense of style , but including a lot of unkindly characters. Furthermore , a colorful and evocative cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine who was first cinematographer to use fluorescent tube as "key" lightning and deemed to be one of the best Spanish cameramen. Was this review helpful? Entertaining and modern picture filled with young roles and concerning a beautiful girl who wishes a better life and becomes involved with a passionate triangle. This interesting flick results to be a moving tale about ambition , desire , luxury and poorness.