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Lucía, Lucía (2003)

La hija del caníbal (original title)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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25 July 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$267,495 (USA) (22 August 2003)
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2.35 : 1
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At the end of the movie, when Lucía is typing on an indigo Macintosh iBook, the "Capitals Lock" is on (as you can tell by the green LED) although close up shots of the screen show text being typed in lowercase letters. See more »

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Performed by Kinky
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My father is a vegetarian!!
5 August 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Antonio Serrano has to be commended in bringing this film to the screen. Unfortunately, the finished product leaves a lot to be desired. The script based on Rosa Montero's novel, The Daughter of the Cannibal, turns out to be an enigma with a lot of questions not being answered.

Cecilia Roth makes this film comes alive. She is the only thing going for this strange tale of deceit that, at times, doesn't make a lot of sense. Ms Roth is the only excuse for seeing this uneven movie.

The underlying theme is how greed affects innocent people. Also, how Lucia's marriage of more than ten years has been a sham. Ramon, her missing husband, obviously, can't perform in the sack. Cecilia is a very unfulfilled woman until the 'hunky' Felix comes into the picture and is able to get some life out this woman. Felix awakes feelings within Lucia she didn'n know she had, but alas, it's too late for her to undergo another relationship, with Felix, or anyone else.

This film kept reminding this viewer of another, and better Mexican film, "Y tu mama tambien", in that there's is a trio embarked in a quest along the Mexican highways. Lucia, Lucia, never achieves the magic of that other picture, but it's a very nice effort, which keeps the viewer hoping it will get there as well.


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