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Sex and Lucia (2001)

Lucía y el sexo (original title)
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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Silvia Llanos ...
Diana Suárez ...
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Pepe
Juan Fernández ...
Jefe
Charo Zapardiel ...
Comadrona
María Álvarez ...
Enfermera (as María Alvarez)
Javier Coromina ...
Camarero Chiringuito (as Javier Corominas)
Arsenio León ...
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Alesandra Alvarez ...
Luna 1 año
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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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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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$422,659 (Spain) (24 August 2001)

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$1,490,177 (USA) (25 October 2002)
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Some of the most sexual explicit content was made by doubles, not by the main actors. See more »

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A full moon between two buildings is shown during midday when Lorenzo meets his daughter Luna for the first time - which is astronomically impossible. See more »

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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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Referenced in Cuestión de sexo: Gonzalo y el sexo (2008) See more »

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Mr. Hyde Visita el Tunel del Amor
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(Battaglio / Jiménez / Alaska (as Gara) / Nacho Canut (as Canut))
(c) Heaven S.L.
Por cortesía de Fangoria, S.L.
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This is a beautiful poetic film about love, sex and forgiveness
7 January 2003 | by (Costa Rica) – See all my reviews

The earlier film by Julio Médem (Lovers of the Arctic Circle) is a prelude to the kind of cinematography that this Spanish film director/writer presents here. I have read most of the other comments, but they don't do justice to it, mainly because of the lack of understanding the original tongue of this film. The screenplay is excellent, full of metaphors and a rich use of very carefully chosen words. People who consider this film just an excuse for depicting sex scenes as the highlight of the movie are pretty much clueless. It is more than that, it is the complex storytelling that tangles the characters in this movie and the way that is told. Compelling and breath-taking. A must see.


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