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Sex and Lucia (2001)
"Lucía y el sexo" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  24 August 2001 (Spain)
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Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.

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Lucía is a young waitress in a restaurant in the centre of Madrid. After the loss of her long-time boyfriend, a writer, she seeks refuge on a quiet, secluded Mediterranean island. There, bathed in an atmosphere of fresh air and dazzling sun, Lucía begins to discover the dark corners of her past relationship, as if they were forbidden passages of a novel which the author now, from afar, allows her to read. Written by Julio Medem

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island | love | novel | writer | waitress | See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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24 August 2001 (Spain)  »

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Sex and Lucia  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$47,591 (USA) (12 July 2002)

Gross:

$1,490,177 (USA) (25 October 2002)
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Trivia

The movie is divided in two chapters: "Lucía" and "El Sexo" which gives its title to the movie. See more »

Quotes

Carlos: This really isn't an island.
Lucía: It isn't?
Carlos: It's a giant lid. A floating piece of earth. Like a raft.
Lucía: But it isn't moving.
Carlos: People get dizzy here during high tide. And no one knows why.
Lucía: Except you.
Carlos: I've dived underneath the whole island. It's totally hollow. Thousands of caves, but nothing else. Not a single rock connects it to the sea floor.
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Referenced in Cuestión de sexo: Gonzalo y el sexo (2008) See more »

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Romance de Curro el Palmo
Performed by Antonio Vega
(Joan Manuel Serrat)
(c) Pipo Ediciones Musicales, S.L.
Por Courtesía de BMG España
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Simply Lovely
27 December 2004 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I found this film absolutely terrific. Ik know there's a lot of sex in it and yes, there are a lot of suspicious coincidences, but I looked past that.

For starters, I loved the story, it wasn't boring at all, despite what some may say. It was a sort of twisty fairytale to me, just like 'Los Amantes del Circulo Polàr' was. I love good fairy tales!

The acting was very good by most actors (I love you Najwa!), and good by the others. Even the girl that played Luna was convincing.

The film has a lot of explicit scenes (sexual and non-sexual) but besides from that Médem accomplishes to put a lot of suggestion in it (sexual and non-sexual). If you watch it attentively and past merely what you see, you will notice the subtlety of the characters and story.

Last of all i would like to say that the English title (Sex and Lucia) is an abomination to the original title (Lucia y el Sexo). The word are the same, but the word order has flipped, which gives the title a whole other meaning, to my opinion. The film is about Lucia and the meaning sex has in her life and the life of others. It is not about sex and the way Lucia handles with it. The meaning of film titles is often lost in translation (no pun intended). Why can't American (and other) people keep the original title? We can in Belgium.

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