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

 -  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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Lucía
Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa ...
Félix
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Adrián
Margarita Isabel ...
Lucía's mom
Max Kerlow ...
Old Wehner
Mario Iván Martínez ...
Mr. Wehner
José Elías Moreno ...
Ramón
Héctor Ortega ...
The Cannibal
Enrique Singer ...
Undersecretary Ortiga
Lourdes Villareal ...
Ministerio público
Jorge Zárate ...
Blanco
Manuel Blejerman ...
Suspect
Itatí Cantoral ...
Airline saleswoman #1
Fabián Corres ...
Secuestrados
Enoc Leaño ...
El Ruso
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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 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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Rated R for sexuality, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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€3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$267,495 (USA) (22 August 2003)
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A not so good second effort
16 January 2003 | by (Guadalajara, Jalisco. México) – See all my reviews

Is this a comedy fueled with drama or viceversa? La hija del caníbal is the second effort for Antonio Serrano, the man behind the "successful" movie Sexo, pudor y lágrimas -but only because the money earned with it says so-, and sadly to say, it's not a good one. Based on a novel by writer/journalist Rosa Montero, La hija... tells the story of a middle age woman whom, all of a sudden, has lost track of her husband. Vaguely, the plot is about the crisis that affects women when they turn in their forties; and I mean real vaguely just because this film never goes deeper than the surface of the matter. Once again Serrano has put on film his own vision of what something or someone SHOULD look like, not searching what's really going on inside the character or situation. At least in most of the movie the director left behind it´s yuppie like panomaric and pretentious tricks and talk he used for his debut, but also, he got himself trapped in a maze in which he couldn't find a wiser way to get out of it; even though he had already a plot.

It´s not so lame, but isn't that good either. I think the main problem with it is the sense of flatness all over the story. There's no passion -in actors or director-, and when you expect for the plot to go in crescendo, it maintains the same level leading you into risky stages of nearly boredom, saved only because some support roles comes to scene and gives some air to it. The film delays on it's take off and once it does (but in a poorly manner), the audience spends a hard time trying to get really involved mainly because of the events and how they are treated, and lead by the circumstances that surrounds the narrative, anyone should expect for a true climax. And that it's something that never happens.

Magic surrealism it's not a word for being used in here but neither is a crude reality, the execution in a whole it´s almost childish, and the only one worth to look at is spaniard actor Álvarez-Novoa, but he's performing almost the same role he has done before in Solas -by the way, a superb film-; anything else is just like a half done puzzle, where you can guess the figure but never admire it complete. This is not a good effort, but at least Serrano is shaking off him a perspective of a pretentious México full of contrasts in the cool or intellectual guy, but, ironically, that's exactly what intrigues me; to what kind of audience is this film intended? I don't think people who loved Sexo, pudor y lágrimas is gonna run to see it because this one it´s more down to earth, and the thriller freaks won´t find it amusing because of it's lack of real suspense. Maybe it's only for soap opera watchers. Let´s just wait for what's coming next from Serrano.


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