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Lucía, Lucía (2003)

La hija del caníbal (original title)
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A woman trying to cope with the recent disappearance of her husband finds that the event uncovers some dark secrets. Subtitled.


Antonio Serrano


Rosa Montero (novel), Antonio Serrano (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Cecilia Roth ... Lucía
Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa ... Félix
Kuno Becker ... Adrián
Margarita Isabel Margarita Isabel ... Lucía's mom
Max Kerlow ... Old Wehner
Mario Iván Martínez ... Mr. Wehner
José Elías Moreno ... Ramón
Héctor Ortega Héctor Ortega ... The Cannibal
Enrique Singer ... Undersecretary Ortiga
Lourdes Villareal Lourdes Villareal ... Ministerio público
Jorge Zárate Jorge Zárate ... Blanco
Manuel Blejerman ... Suspect
Itatí Cantoral ... Airline saleswoman #1
Fabián Corres Fabián Corres ... Secuestrados
Enoc Leaño ... El Ruso


Lucia, an children's book author, tells the story of her husband's disappearance. One day on their way to Brazil he just disappears. She goes to the police, gets a ransom note, and makes friends with the old dude downstairs and the young dude upstairs as she tries to find him. Things take a bit of a twist as she realized the kidnapping may not be as simple as it seems on the surface. Written by poco loco

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She's on an adventure that could change her life... if she doesn't turn back See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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When Adrian and Felix are on their moped chasing down Lucia's captors in the white van, Adrian is clearly driving in the beginning. He drives up on the moped, picks Felix up, and speeds away to follow the white van. However, a minute later within the same chase sequence, we see Felix driving the moped instead, with Adrian sitting on the back. See more »


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Relationship/Self Discovery movie disguised as a thriller
4 January 2007 | by jeuneidiotSee all my reviews

If you expect the plot in this Mexican pseudo-thriller to make sense, or be suspenseful, you are bound to be disappointed. The crux of this movie are the relationships and mid-life recentering that go on in Lucia's (Cecilia Roth) life. Her husband disappears, and she rushes to find him. Along the way she is befriended by an old ex-rebel communist and a young man who falls in love with her despite her wishes otherwise. These two friends come to take precedence in her life as she realized she doesn't really like her husband, and wants to live her own life. When she eventually tracks down her husband, she wishes him well and they go their separate ways. I didn't dislike the film even despite its weakness. I was interested to see how Lucia discovered herself and grew closer to and pushed away those around her.

This movie is like a veggie burger with eggplant in place of beef, covered in lettuce and tomatoes and sauce. When you first bite in, the first thing you taste is the bun and the lettuce. Then as you chew, you see that there is sauce, tomato and eggplant, but no meat. Try as you might, it's just not the same without meat. It might be not be disappointing if it were packaged a salad between bread, but as a substitute for a burger, it just doesn't satisfy. 5/10


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Mexico | Spain



Release Date:

25 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


EUR3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,773, 27 July 2003

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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