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Golden Balls (Spanish: Huevos de oro) is a 1993 Spanish film directed by Bigas Luna. It stars Javier Bardem, Maria de Medeiros, Alessandro Gassman, Maribel Verdú and Benicio del Toro.

Golden Balls
Huevos de oro FilmPoster.jpeg
DVD cover for Huevos de oro
Directed byBigas Luna
Produced byAurelio De Laurentiis
Xavier Gélin
Stephane Marsil
Written byCuca Canals
Bigas Luna
StarringJavier Bardem
Maria de Medeiros
Maribel Verdú
Music byNicola Piovani
CinematographyJosé Luis Alcaine
Edited byCarmen Frías
Distributed byUnited International Pictures
Release date
  • 24 September 1993 (1993-09-24)
Running time
95 min.


Benito González is a flamboyant engineer in Melilla, with a brash and pushy personality. His dream is to build the tallest building ever in the region. After his girlfriend leaves him, he devotes himself entirely to his ambitions, deciding to let nothing get in his way. He marries the daughter of a billionaire, intending to use her father's money to realise his project. Benito waltzes his way through a career of excess, fetishes and deceptions, but the personal conflicts he unleashes ultimately send his life spiraling down to disaster.

The film makes direct and symbolic references to the work of Spanish Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.

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