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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

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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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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 USA:

$47,591, 14 July 2002

Gross USA:

$1,594,779

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,640,680
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Cuestión de sexo: Gonzalo y el sexo (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Un Rayo de Sol
Written by Daniel Vangarde (as Vangarde), Claude Carrere (as Carrere) and Amado Jaén (as Jaen)
(c) Bleu Blanc Rouge Editions Soc - Editions Productions Zagora
Ediciones Musicales Clipper's, S.L.
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Outstanding European cinema
13 May 2002 | by Chris_DockerSee all my reviews

(8/10) Refreshing, delightful, sexy. moving and thought-provoking movie from Spain. Not really porn (as the title might suggest) although there is some very artistic explicitness. It is movies like this one that remind us that European cinema can scale the emotional dilemmas and mountains of a story where other films look at a storyline in terms of physical developments. Lucia, a young waitress in Madrid, falls completely in love with a writer. After a period of blissful togetherness, something from his past pulls him in two directions. We are caught up in his moral dilemma, of not wanting to lose the wonderful gift he has found and yet not wanting to be untrue to himself. The semi-autobiographical novel he is writing pulls together the story and the emotions and hopes of the characters and introduces ideas that enable them to heal some of their hurt. A central idea is that of finding a hole (symbolically on the sandy beach) where, after reaching the end of the story, you can jump back into the middle. That way you can try an make things turn out better ("If you give me time", says Lorenzo, Lucia's boyfriend.) A more mature and rounded work than the Director's earlier "Lovers of the Arctic Circle", Sex and Lucia combines wonderful acting, a great story, innovative cinema and spine-tingly beautiful photography. One of my favourite films of the year.


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