Sex and Lucia

2001, Drama, 2h 5m

70 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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Beneath the gratuitous nudity lies a complex and visually striking movie. Read critic reviews

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After learning that her boyfriend, Lorenzo (Tristán Ulloa), a talented but troubled writer, may have committed suicide, the beautiful Lucía (Paz Vega) decides to escape to a remote Spanish island. When she arrives, she meets Carlos (Daniel Freire), a scuba diver, and Elena (Najwa Nimri), Lorenzo's former lover. As the twisted story unfolds, Lucía learns more about Lorenzo's tragic past, which may have been the inspiration for his latest novel -- and the root of his depression.

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  • Nov 25, 2011
    An entirely bewildering piece of cinematic art. Medem explores the underestimated block of the writer's mind and lets us aboard a high-speed subway of sexual perdition, redemption, forgiveness and the liberation of the flesh, elements that beautifully become mere colors in the artist's palette. Once again, opportunity cost is the core of experimentation, while the sun burns, while the wind blows, while the sea roars... Simply sublime. I had never seen sex portrayed with such artistry. 96/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 11, 2010
    I liked this movie because it made you think a little bit. There are a lot of apparently disjoint plot paths in the beginning and as it move towards the end they all merge into a single story. The story is partially told in real time but most of its told through Lucia’s Imagination as she reads his story. The story opens on the Home Island of Malta. It is Lorenzo 27th Birthday and he meets a woman Elena and makes love in the Ocean. It’s a one night stand and they do not know each others names just 3 clues apiece of who the other person is. Lorenzo uses his experience to write a successful steamy novel. Unbeknownst to Lorenzo Elena has a daughter and raises her with the well hung soccer playing boyfriend and her earnings as a porn-star. The steamy novel draws Lucia to be a stalker of Lorenzo. She confronts him in the bar and professes her love for him and they move in together. Lot-o steamy sex and titillation. 4 years later Lorenzo’s agent tells him he is a father and the women he met on the beach is his cousin. He also explains that he can arrange for him to meet his daughter. He meets his daughter at a playground with her goth babysitter. The baby sitter develops the hots for him and its not really clear if he likes her or is just using her interest to keep close with his daughter. Something really horrible happens when she invites him over for the night and the playful romp gets really depressing from there. The single me would have rated much higher, but I’m so far away from that place I’ll stick with a strong 4 stars. A movie much better suited for the single crowd. Yes it is a strong R Rated movie fairly tastefully done. US standards probably would throw it into X for 2 second shot of the soccer players half turgid dong.
    Bill C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 17, 2010
    A seriously sexy movie; but in a classy way.
    FanGirl B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 04, 2009
    Captivating film about fiction and reality, relationships and sex. Certainly not an easy film, the many layers of the narrative do require some analysis.
    Ina S Super Reviewer

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