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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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Trivia

Even though he wanted actresses to play young and adult Lulú, when Francesca Neri auditioned, Bigas Luna was so amazed that he decided to have her play both versions. 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

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Written by Carlos Segarra
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Push it (real good)
1 October 2019 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Boundaries are there to be broken ... or at least stretched. This movie right here does not take prisoners (pun intended). And it does not care about being sensitive. In some ways it might feel like cliche, but that does not mean it's an easy watch.

Contrary this is quite hard to watch and if you are squeamish almost near impossible. And while some may find certain things titilating (there's a lot of nudity here), others may take "offense" that there is also a lot of male nudity and themes they don't approve of (homosexuality, transsexuality, bisexuality and so forth). So whereever you come from, this movie does not care if you will be offended, it just does its thing.

And the losing of innocense (literally and metaphorically speaking) is quite a sight to behold. Like other things, sex can become an addiction and there's more here than just shock value. Creepy, violent and not compromising ...


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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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