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

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

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Release Date:

24 August 2001 (Spain)  »

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Sex and Lucia  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$422,659 (Spain) (24 August 2001)


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

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


Pepe: [At Lorenzo's birthday party] Well, the baby girl was born in Madrid. But she was conceived on a beach, on an island, a night like tonight, with a stranger from Madrid. It was his birthday. If you write this well, it'll be the story of your life. And my birthday gift to you.
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Another masterpiece by Julio Meden
9 December 2002 | by (Brasília, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Once again Julio Meden reminds us that doing movies is an art. Not just story telling, but Art. The very way of telling the story can be artful, and this flick is a nice example. Newspaper reviews in my city gave it two stars out of four, but this guys would never give good ranking to a movie without gay action or dark, 10-ton-of-sadness endings. Great movies, artistically speaking, can be done without leaving the feel-good mood, like this one. Good acting, superb job of photography, optimistic way of portraying the human being, an excellent movie!

Don´t be shocked with the sex scenes, there´s much more story around. The director was very courageous to jeopardize the movie reputation among puritan, hypocritical viewers. 10 out of 10.

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