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Sex and Lucía (2001)

Lucía y el sexo (original title)
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Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.

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Julio Medem

Writer:

Julio Medem
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paz Vega ... Lucía
Tristán Ulloa ... Lorenzo
Najwa Nimri ... Elena
Daniel Freire ... Carlos / Antonio
Elena Anaya ... Belén
Silvia Llanos Silvia Llanos ... Luna
Diana Suárez Diana Suárez ... Madre de Belén
Javier Cámara ... Pepe
Juan Fernández Juan Fernández ... Jefe
Charo Zapardiel Charo Zapardiel ... Comadrona
María Álvarez María Álvarez ... Enfermera (as María Alvarez)
Javier Coromina ... Camarero Chiringuito (as Javier Corominas)
Arsenio León Arsenio León ... Futbolista
Alesandra Alvarez Alesandra Alvarez ... Luna 1 año
David Bulnes David Bulnes ... Actor porno
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Storyline

Lucía is a young waitress in a restaurant in the centre of Madrid. After the loss of her long-time boyfriend, a writer, she seeks refuge on a quiet, secluded Mediterranean island. There, bathed in an atmosphere of fresh air and dazzling sun, Lucía begins to discover the dark corners of her past relationship, as if they were forbidden passages of a novel which the author now, from afar, allows her to read. Written by Julio Medem

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

24 August 2001 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex and Lucía See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€501,170 (Spain), 24 August 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,591, 14 July 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,490,177, 27 October 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,640,680, 31 December 2003
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the most sexual explicit content was made by doubles, not by the main actors. See more »

Goofs

A full moon between two buildings is shown during midday when Lorenzo meets his daughter Luna for the first time - which is astronomically impossible. See more »

Quotes

Lucía: Which do you prefer? Wild sex with a stranger? Or sex with someone you know, someone you love, but also wild?
Lorenzo: What?
Lucía: You have to choose. Wild sex with a stranger, or wild sex with someone who's crazy about you, and who you love? Go ahead. Be frank.
Lorenzo: With you.
Lucía: Finally...
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Alternate Versions

The US cut removes most of the frontal nudity and runs approximately 2 minutes shorter. See more »


Soundtracks

Give Me the Seventies
Performed by Carlos Jean (as Jean)
(Carlos Jean (as Carlos Jean Arriaga))
(c) Warner Chappell Music Spain, S.A. / Pizza Pop, S.L.
Por cortesía de Subterfuge Records, S.L.
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Simply Lovely
27 December 2004 | by elmarbelSee all my reviews

I found this film absolutely terrific. Ik know there's a lot of sex in it and yes, there are a lot of suspicious coincidences, but I looked past that.

For starters, I loved the story, it wasn't boring at all, despite what some may say. It was a sort of twisty fairytale to me, just like 'Los Amantes del Circulo Polàr' was. I love good fairy tales!

The acting was very good by most actors (I love you Najwa!), and good by the others. Even the girl that played Luna was convincing.

The film has a lot of explicit scenes (sexual and non-sexual) but besides from that Médem accomplishes to put a lot of suggestion in it (sexual and non-sexual). If you watch it attentively and past merely what you see, you will notice the subtlety of the characters and story.

Last of all i would like to say that the English title (Sex and Lucia) is an abomination to the original title (Lucia y el Sexo). The word are the same, but the word order has flipped, which gives the title a whole other meaning, to my opinion. The film is about Lucia and the meaning sex has in her life and the life of others. It is not about sex and the way Lucia handles with it. The meaning of film titles is often lost in translation (no pun intended). Why can't American (and other) people keep the original title? We can in Belgium.

A la proxima


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