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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A Mexican Road Movie About -- Surprise-- An Older Woman!
9 August 2003 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

Wasn't this supposed to be the summer of only dumb sequels for teenagers?

So what a surprise that we have a virtual trilogy of intelligent foreign films about women of a certain age with strong, sexy imaginations and time on their hands to meet up with unexpected strangers, in "Swimming Pool" then "Friday Night (Vendredi Soir)" and now "Lucia, Lucia (La Hija del canibal)."

"Lucia" is unexpectedly the funniest of the three, a delightfully wry black comedy with twists on expectations that the storyteller turns on herself constantly as she bonds in an odd three-some with her neighbors, an elderly ex-revolutionary and a young hunk.

While based on a novel, it seems like a gender/generational response to the Mexican teen-age road movie "Y Tu Mama Tambien," in the classic tradition of women's response songs to hits (as in "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"), complete with a country line dance scene as a relaxing break from political intrigue and marital secrets exposed while Lucia searches for her kidnapped husband -- and herself.

One of the running jokes is how the older generations can still surprise the young 'uns.

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