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Sex and Lucia (2001) More at IMDbPro »Lucía y el sexo (original title)

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Sex and Lucia -- A modern classic now online for the first time ever, Sex and Lucia is a visually stunning look at passion, relationships, and deep bonds virtual strangers. Featuring the stunning Paz Vega as Lucia, it is one of the most sensual stories ever filmed.
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paz Vega ... Lucía

Tristán Ulloa ... Lorenzo

Najwa Nimri ... Elena

Daniel Freire ... Carlos / Antonio

Elena Anaya ... Belén
Silvia Llanos ... Luna
Diana Suárez ... Madre de Belén

Javier Cámara ... Pepe
Juan Fernández ... Jefe
Charo Zapardiel ... Comadrona
María Álvarez ... Enfermera (as María Alvarez)
Javier Coromina ... Camarero Chiringuito (as Javier Corominas)
Arsenio León ... Futbolista
Alesandra Alvarez ... Luna 1 año
David Bulnes ... Actor porno

Directed by
Julio Medem 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julio Medem 

Produced by
Fernando Bovaira .... producer
Anna Cassina .... executive producer
Enrique López Lavigne .... producer
Luis María Reyes .... executive producer
Original Music by
Alberto Iglesias 
Cinematography by
Kiko de la Rica 
Film Editing by
Iván Aledo 
Casting by
Sara Bilbatua  (as Sara Bilbatúa)
Art Direction by
James David Goldmark 
Montse Sanz 
Set Decoration by
Víctor Molero 
Costume Design by
Estíbaliz Markiegi  (as Estibaliz Markiegui)
Makeup Department
Arturo Balceiro .... special effects makeup technician (as Arturo Balseiros)
Antoñita viuda de Ruiz .... wig maker
David Martí .... special effects makeup supervisor
Montse Ribé .... special effects makeup supervisor
Gregorio Ros .... makeup artist
Juan Valverde .... hair stylist (as Juan Rodríguez Valverde)
Adolfo Vila .... special makeup effects assistant
Production Management
Anna Cassina .... production manager
Teresa Cepeda .... production manager
Iñaki Rubio .... production supervisor
Eugenia Soler .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lucia Cassani .... assistant director
Txarly Llorente .... first assistant director (as Txarli Llorente)
Almudena Martín de los Santos .... second assistant director
Art Department
Natalia Affray .... assistant props
Remedios Castillo .... laborer
Francisco Cañadas .... laborer
Marco Chaverri .... laborer
Puerto Collado .... design of Luna's House
Duncan Cuesta .... construction laborer
Enrique Del Val .... laborer
Nicolás J. Franca .... laborer
Jon Garay .... props
Helena García Mármol .... assistant props
Raquel Gibanel .... laborer
Apostolos Gkaranis .... assistant decorator
Rafael Hernández .... laborer
Mikel Izaguirre .... property master
Koldo Jones .... assistant props
Miguel A. Julián .... laborer
Salvador López .... props
Pedro J. Mas .... construction laborer
Eduardo Mira .... construction laborer
Víctor Molero .... assistant set decorator
Natalia Montes .... storyboard artist
José Luis Moya .... construction coordinator
Ramón Moya .... construction manager
James Nigel .... construction laborer
Lorenzo Pepe .... assistant props
Francisco Javier Pueyo .... laborer
César Roca .... laborer
Sergio Rozas .... storyboard artist
Iñaki Rubio .... prop buyer
Peio Villalba .... props
Adolfo Álvarez .... laborer
Sound Department
Polo Aledo .... assistant sound editor
Antonio Alfara .... assistant sound editor
José Luis Crespo .... sound engineer
Enrique Domínguez .... assistant sound mixer
Clarissa Farrán .... sound re-recordist
Patrick Ghislain .... foley mixer
Sonia Lozano .... sound production assistant
Gadou Naudin .... foley artist
Gadou Naudin .... sound effects editor
Agustín Peinado .... sound
Manuel Peinado .... boom operator
Alfonso Pino .... sound mixer
Javier Santoni .... trainee sound technician
Santiago Thévenet .... sound editor (as Santiago Thevenet)
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
Alejandro Vázquez .... trainee sound technician
Special Effects by
Merche Arque .... special effects makeup technician
Arturo Balceiro .... special effects makeup technician
Xavi Bastida .... special effects makeup technician
Antonio Castillo .... special effects technician
Manuel Floriano .... special effects technician
David Martí .... special effects makeup supervisor
José M. Meneses .... special effects technician: DDT
Juan Ramón Molina .... special effects supervisor
Montse Ribé .... special effects makeup supervisor
Adolfo Vila .... special effects makeup assistant
Visual Effects by
Carmen Aguirre .... digital effects art director
Helmuth Barnert .... digital compositor
Iñaki Bilbao .... digital effects editor
Juanjo Carretero .... digital effects technician
Nacho Cepero .... digital compositor
Daniel de Madrid .... backdraft
Iñaki Gil .... CGI chief operator
Noelia Gorrón .... digital effects producer
Enrique Jiménez .... digital effects technician (as Kike Jiménez)
Javier Luján .... graphics programmer
Javier Martínez Calvo .... graphic designer
Patricia Matiskei .... digital compositor
Gonzalo Moure .... digital compositor
Alfonso Nieto .... digital effects coordinator
Alfonso Nieto .... digital effects design
Alfonso Nieto .... digital effects designer
Alfonso Nieto .... digital effects supervisor
Marcos Onaindia .... digital compositor
Raul Ortego .... digital compositor
Beatriz Quijada .... CGI operator
Álvaro Rodríguez .... digital effects producer
Telson S.L. .... digital post production & effects
Juan Tomás Sánchez .... second editor: digital effects (as Juanio Sánchez)
Raúl Sánchez .... digital compositor
Silvia Torralba .... digital effects producer
Jon Uriarte .... CGI operator
Rodrigo Vega .... CGI operator
Óscar Villalba .... backdraft
Enrique Benito .... stunts
David Bulnes .... stunt double: Tristán Ulloa
Ignacio Carreño .... stunt coordinator
María del Mar Morilla .... stunt double: Paz Vega
Diana Suárez .... stunt double: Paz Vega
Camera and Electrical Department
Asier Altuna .... chief electrician (as Asier Altuna 'Koo')
Josu Cejuela .... electrician
Iñigo Fernández Ostolaza .... video assistant
Antonio Fernández Santamaría .... key grip
Elías Fernández .... electrician
Joaquín Fernández .... assistant camera
Raúl García .... assistant camera
Sebastián Hernandis .... camera operator
José Hernández .... electrician
José Manuel Herrero .... assistant camera
Josu Inchaustegui .... Steadicam operator
Josu Inchaustegui .... second camera operator
Diego López Calvin .... still photographer
Paco Mayo .... chief electrician
Javier Merino .... key grip
Francisco Ramos .... key grip
Irene Ramos .... trainee assistant camera
Francisco Javier Roa .... camera operator: making-of documentary
César Roca .... electrician
Usue Sanz .... assistant camera
Francisco Sánchez .... key grip
Joan Tomás .... still photographer
Xavier Torres .... grip
José Luis Ávila .... electrician
Casting Department
Macarena Pombo .... casting assistant
Ángel Salve .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luis Alberto Gómez .... trainee costume designer
Sofía Medem .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Iván Aledo .... assistant editor
Felisa Catalinas .... negative cutter
Pepe Cruz .... color timer
Enrique Domínguez .... assistant editor
Manuela Díaz .... post-production: Sogecine
Eladio Fernández .... post-production: Sogecine
Carmen Mesa .... negative cutter
Location Management
Alfonso Jadraque .... location manager
Music Department
Javier Casado .... musician: keyboards and piano
Dominique Deguines .... musician: fagot
Salvador Espasa .... musician: flute
Carmen Guillem .... musician: oboe
Jesús Herreros .... musician: clarinet
Cristian Ifrim .... musician: viola
Transportation Department
Lorenzo Cortijo .... driver: camera car
Antonio de Bernardo .... driver (as Antonio Martín de Bernardo)
Ángel Frutos .... driver
Juan Carlos Fuentes .... driver: costumes car
Juan Garcés .... driver: costumes car (as Juan C. Garcés)
Andrés García .... driver: production car
Óscar Girón .... driver
Carlos González .... driver: production car
Juan Luis Grande .... driver
Miguel Ángel López .... driver
Carmelo Morón .... driver: camera car
Joaquín Rodríguez .... driver: decoration car
Javier Sánchez .... driver: production car
Francisco Teijido .... driver
Pablo Trasancos .... driver
Other crew
Tatiana Agredante .... vigilante
Pablo Alfaro .... financial director: Sogecine
Piti Alonso .... publicist
Pablo Bernuy .... second production assistant
Beatriz Bodegas .... legal department: Sogecine
Cristina Bosch Moreno .... producer: making-of
Antonio Canalejas .... guard
Blasco Cañete .... guard
Eduardo Chapero-Jackson .... production controller: Sogecine (as Eduardo Chapero)
José Luis Costa .... production coordinator
Pedro Luis de la Torre .... production coordinator
Patricia de la Uz .... production collaborator
Javier de Oleza .... administration staff: Sogecine (as Javier Oleza)
Fernando Esteban .... legal department: Sogecine
Nuria García Atienza .... marketing: Sogecine (as Nuria Garcia)
Rosa García Merino .... publicity director
David García .... production collaborator
Juan Manuel García .... guard
Marga García .... marketing: Sogecine (as Margarita García)
Pedro García .... cashier
Antonio Giménez .... marketing: Sogecine
Montserrat González .... legal department: Sogecine (as Monsterrat González Tovar)
Carlos Gómez Ayuso .... making-of: execution
Carlos Haro .... technician: info tv
María Hellín .... marketing: Sogecine
Mar Henche .... cashier
Javier Leal .... manager: laboratory
Jesús López Bonilla .... production coordinator
José Luis López .... guard
Susana Maisterra .... production collaborator
Javier Martín .... accountant: Sogecine
Luis Martín .... cashier: Sogecine
Javier Martínez .... title designer
Mónica Martínez .... production controller: Sogecine
José A. Mateo .... production collaborator
Marta Murcia .... production collaborator
Patricia Murcia .... first production assistant
Amaya Muruzabal .... production controller: Sogecine
Eva Muslera .... production controller: Sogecine
Montse Ordorica .... script supervisor (as Montserrat Ordorica)
Guillermo Peña .... manager: laboratory
María J. Pérez .... guard
Juana Ramos .... administration staff: Sogecine
Cecilia Rubio .... legal department: Sogecine
Maki Rubio .... story editor
Charo Santamaría .... administration staff: Sogecine
Germán Sela .... marketing: Sogecine
Carlos Subirats .... guard
Francisco Sánchez Ortiz .... marketing: Sogecine (as Francisco Sánchez Ortíz)
Julio E. Valencia .... guard
Gregoria Victoria .... assistant to producer
François Vila .... press agent
Bárbara Yacobi .... production secretary
Aurora Yúfera .... production secretary (as Aurora Yúfera Ponte)
Daniel Zabaco .... guard
Jorge Zarca .... accountant: Sogecine
Simón de Santiago .... international sales (uncredited)
Montse Sanz .... dedicatee

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Also Known As:
"Lucía y el sexo" - Spain (original title)
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Rated R for strong sexual content and language (cut)
128 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R18+ | Canada:R (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-15 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (2005) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Zurich) | UK:18 | USA:NC-17 | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) | USA:R (cut)

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The movie is divided in two chapters: "Lucía" and "El Sexo" which gives its title to the movie.See more »
Lorenzo:The first advantage is at the end of the story. It doesn't finish, it falls in a hole. And the story starts again halfway. The other advantage, and the biggest, is that you can change course along the way... If you let me. If you give me time.
Elena:All the time you want.
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118 out of 133 people found the following review useful.
It's not about sex. . ., 15 July 2002
Author: Rogue-32 from L A.

. . .and it's not really even about Lucia! Lucia y el Sexo is actually about Lorenzo, Lucia's novelist boyfriend, and the consequences of a sexual encounter he had in the past which has led to a catastrophic event in his life. It's a languid and tempestuous poem of a movie, told in a non-linear way by the extremely ambitious Julio Medem.

As a novelist myself, I deeply related to Lorenzo's blurring of reality and imagination. Your characters MUST be real to you in order for them to live and breathe on the page, and so much of your own life goes into the characters that the lines of course do blur. And then there's the subconscious, which cannot differentiate between fantasy and reality. Medem understands all this very well, and his depiction of it is remarkable.

The title, I believe, refers to Lorenzo's past (The Sex and what happened as a result of it), and his present (Lucia). Paz Vega and Tristan Ulloa are stunning as the two leads - Vega with her fierce intelligence and Ulloa with his tormented vulnerability. I would have given this film a 10 if it hadn't been for the fact that the most pivotal scene is shot in an incredibly vague manner, which left me confused as to what had actually happened until much later in the movie, but it is a brilliant and heartfelt experience nonetheless.

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