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Las edades de Lulú (1990)

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 niña
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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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

Francesca Neri was entirely dubbed by Natalia Dicenta. See more »

Quotes

Lulú: I never meant to get into incest.
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San Carlos Club
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Written by Carlos Segarra
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One woman's desires
30 December 2000 | by charlotteswebSee all my reviews

This early (1990) major feature from Bigas Luna is the one which – not surprisingly – got him noticed. It is an uncompromising study of sexuality, exploring desires which most directors would shy away from – on and probably off the camera. Italian actress Francesca Neri plays the lead character. It's an erotic, uninhibited performance, taking Lulu from an innocent virgin with a crush on her brother's friend to a woman so desperate for carnal gratification that she trawls bars looking for men with which to have three-way sex. For some, the film's frankness – masturbation, homosexual sex and cunnilingus – and exploration of everything from transsexual sex to incest might bring it close to pornography. But it is refreshing to see these challenging areas of sex dealt with by a competent director and good cast of actors. It hints at the themes which would run through Luna's later work, such as Jamon, Jamon and Golden Balls but without the quirky humour of those films. Slightly exhausting, perhaps taking on too much of the dark side of sexuality.


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