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Sex and Lucia

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Sex and Lucia

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
122 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/12/02
performer:
Elena Anaya, Javier Camara, Paz Vega, Najwa Nimri, Tristan Ulloa
director:
Julio Medem
distributor:
Palm
author:
69194
genre:
Romance, Drama

We gave it a B-

Despite its title, Julio Medem’s tumescent drama is not a lighthearted art-house boinkalogue, but rather Spain’s contribution to the Continent’s boy-meets-girl-and-someone-goes-insane subgenre. The boy here is Lorenzo (Ulloa), a tortured novelist whose sudden death sends his devastated girlfriend (Vega) to a mysterious Mediterranean island on a journey of discovery about herself and her doomed lover. Fortunately, the mangled, flashback-driven tale that follows is kept watchable by the incandescent Vega, who shimmers in a courageous, star-making performance.

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