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The Ages of Lulu (1990)

Las edades de Lulú (original title)
The story of a young woman's descent into the kinky and dangerous sexual underground in Madrid.

Director:

Bigas Luna

Writers:

Almudena Grandes (screenplay), Bigas Luna (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesca Neri ... Lulú
Óscar Ladoire ... Pablo (as Oscar Ladoire)
María Barranco ... Ely
Fernando Guillén Cuervo ... Marcelo
Rosana Pastor ... Chelo
Javier Bardem ... Jimmy
Juan Graell Juan Graell ... Remy
Rodrigo Valverde Rodrigo Valverde ... Pablito
Pilar Bardem ... Encarna
Marta May ... Madre de Lulú
Gloria Rodriquez Gloria Rodriquez ... Cristina (as Gloria Rodríguez)
Àngel Jové Àngel Jové ... Alicantino (as Angel Jové)
Ainara Pérez Ainara Pérez ... Lulú
Juan Sala Juan Sala ... Padre de Lulú
Pepa Serrano Pepa Serrano ... Flamenca
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Storyline

In Madrid, teenager Lulu has a crush on Pablo, who is the best friend of her brother Marcelo. One day, they go together to a concert and Lulu loses her virginity to Pablo. However, he travels to the United States and Lulu misses him. When he returns, they meet each other and Pablo proposes to Lulu Soon they befriend Ely and play sexual games with her. Later they have a daughter, Ines. One day, after a party, Pablo blindfolds Lulu and proposes a threesome; when Lulu discovers that she had an incestuous relation with Marcelo, she leaves Pablo to live with Ines in an apartment. Lulu feels bored and soon she is addicted in kinky and bizarre sex with gays in the underground of Madrid. Her erotic journey descends to hell when she meets the dangerous Remy that invites her to the world of sadomasochism. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 June 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Lulu See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Bigas Luna considered Penélope Cruz for the lead. See more »

Quotes

Lulú: I never meant to get into incest.
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Alternate Versions

When released in the UK this title was cut by 2 minutes and 55 seconds by the BBFC. See more »

Soundtracks

Free Jazz
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Written by Carlos Segarra
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The lurid sex life of a young woman is absolutely not for everyone
23 November 2005 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

This is the story of a woman through told pretty much through her sex life. As the film progresses we watch as her life goes from one of normalcy to one on the fringes of "normal" society, and its a course mirrored by her sex life. It is a very lurid film that pretty much covers every sexual subject you can think of, and probably some you can't. Its a well made movie that is so close to being an explicit film that one wonders why they didn't bother to go all the way and not shy away from showing it all. But its not really about the sex, since this is a smutty film that has the belief that its about something other than just showing hot sweaty sex. I'm not sure if thats true or not. Actually I'm not sure what I think of this film. frankly its one of those movies that you see and aren't enthused by, but which you find yourself haunted by none the less. There is something about the film that keeps me wondering if its not better than I think it is. Then again it maybe the desire to see the hot sweaty sex again (It really is steamy)

If you're not prudish and ready to deal with sex in all of its varieties then by all means dive in and give it a try. If you are offended by anything other than straight forward heterosexual sex, then stay away.


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