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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 »
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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 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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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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Superb, just Superb
6 August 2003 | by rvaleraSee all my reviews

I just finished watching the movie, I saw it at the blockbuster store and didn't want to rent it because I thought it was really bad, however, I just rented it anyways.... I am not going to tell you what this movie is about, but what I think about the movie (I have never studied cinema or anything, so, please tae this just as a comment from an excentric person)

This movie has the lost mexican touch from the seventies, with the political yell from this decade (2000-2009). Funny indeed, but also dramatical and

superficial, with the magical mexican touch of surrealism (which Jodorowsky

excelled in his films, shooted in Mexico, like El Topo and Holy Mountain)

The political yell I am referring here is the one that has come out in cinema in mexico this decade, in movies that include: La ley de Herodes (Herodes' Law)

among others. It is NOT a Hollywood movie, so please do not expect a huge budget movie

with huge SFX, instead a more tight budget movie, with a nice story to tell

This movie is once again the reflection of the mexican society:

First of all: The magic and beauty of the unbeauty that comes from surrealism, which is the same as Mexico and it's people, how they live and think, which is a surreal way of thinking, and as most of us think surrealistic, the mexican culture and society tend to be more surreal (giving you a fantastic photography of the horrible but beautiful)

Secondly: The political yell; this is because of the oppression and corruption mexican people had to suffer all these years, where they just work oppressively receiving nothing but LESS buying power and MORE frustration (this is related once again to surrealism), where only a few are priviliged (this is a lot more notable when you go south of America) Political screams is an escape valve to that oppression, and this movie is one of that kind

If you have had the chance to see mexican cinema, this is a nice example (not the best, though) to watch it. I may just dare to say this movie is a lot like the french cinema, only with less introspectiveness (as the french cinema tends to be [not all of it of course, but it's a cultural thing, which gives a flavor to each cinema of the world])

Well... all in all this movie is a Superb, with brilliant direction and photography, however, not very appreciated by some critics..... ...by the way, I almost forgot to tell you, I loved the way the movie begins

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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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