Lucía, Lucía (2003)
"La hija del caníbal" (original title)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Crime  |  25 July 2003 (USA)
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Lucia, an children's book author, tells the story of her husband's disappearance. One day on their way to Brazil he just disappears. She goes to the police, gets a ransom note, and makes ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa ...
Margarita Isabel ...
Lucía's mom
Max Kerlow ...
Old Wehner
Mario Iván Martínez ...
Mr. Wehner
José Elías Moreno ...
Héctor Ortega ...
The Cannibal
Enrique Singer ...
Undersecretary Ortiga
Lourdes Villareal ...
Ministerio público
Jorge Zárate ...
Manuel Blejerman ...
Itatí Cantoral ...
Airline saleswoman #1
Fabián Corres ...
Enoc Leaño ...
El Ruso


Lucia, an children's book author, tells the story of her husband's disappearance. One day on their way to Brazil he just disappears. She goes to the police, gets a ransom note, and makes friends with the old dude downstairs and the young dude upstairs as she tries to find him. Things take a bit of a twist as she realized the kidnapping may not be as simple as it seems on the surface. Written by poco loco

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She's on an adventure that could change her life... if she doesn't turn back See more »

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Rated R for sexuality, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »





Release Date:

25 July 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lucía, Lucía  »

Box Office


€3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$70,773 (USA) (25 July 2003)


$267,495 (USA) (22 August 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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When Adrian and Felix are on their moped chasing down Lucia's captors in the white van, Adrian is clearly driving in the beginning. He drives up on the moped, picks Felix up, and speeds away to follow the white van. However, a minute later within the same chase sequence, we see Felix driving the moped instead, with Adrian sitting on the back. See more »


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Delightful, Intriguing and Original Tale of Friendship, Love and Self-Discovery
15 May 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

On 30 December, in the airport of Mexico City, the husband of Lucia (Cecilia Roth) vanishes a few minutes before the last call to the flight to Rio de Janerio, where they are going to see the reveillon in Copacabana. Lucia goes to the police to report the disappearance, and back home, she is mainly supported by two neighbors, the seventy years old Félix (Carlos Álvarez-Novoa) and the young man Adrián (Kuno Becker). Together, they look for Lucia's husband, in a journey of friendship, love and self-discovery for Lucia. Alternating the reality and the imagination of the character of Lucia, who is the narrator of the story, "La Hija del Cannibal" is a delightful, intriguing and original tale. The mysterious story is very unpredictable, and includes a tough critics to the corruption of the Mexican government. Cecilia Roth is excellent and very charming, as usual, very well-supported by Carlos Álvarez-Novoa and Kuno Becker. I liked this movie a lot and highly recommended as a very fresh screenplay. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Aos Olhos de Uma Mulher" ("Through the Eyes of a Woman")

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