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Sex And Lucía Review


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Think of it as what might have happened to Luisa after her adventure in Y Tu Mamá También, and in a mildly alternate universe, too.

For Lucía y el sexo -- cleverly twisted around for English-speaking audiences as Sex and Lucía, to put the emphasis on the film's substantial eroticism -- the alternate universe reference is more appropriate than you might think. The story (obviously) centers around Lucía (Paz Vega), a listless waitress who falls in love with a novelist named Lorenzo (Tristán Ulloa), based on the power of his works. She propositions him, soon they're living together and engaging in lots of the titular activity, but then Lorenzo disappears. A cop calls, and Lucía fears Lorenzo is dead.

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The Nameless Review


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If Darkness confused you, you'll be completely baffled by The Nameless, Jaume Balagueró's inscrutible first feature from 1999. The story starts with the brutal murder of a six-year-old girl with one leg longer than the other. Years later, her mom (Emma Vilarasau, the Spanish Melanie Meyron) gets a phone call, purportedly from the girl, saying she's still alive. Ultimately she and a friend -- who repeatedly decide not to go to the police -- discover a secret society of killers ("The Nameless") who get their jollies out of murdering people in unspeakable ways.

The Nameless features some of the worst decision-making you might ever see on film, all intercut with random shots taken from the proverbial Nine Inch Nails video. Stick around to the end and some of this might start to make a little sense (think Rosemary's Baby). Most viewers will probably give up well before the first act is over -- and I couldn't blame you for that.

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Sex & Lucia Review


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"I'm sorry for everything I said when I left," a pretty young waitress whispers into a pay phone at the back of her restaurant in the opening scene of "Sex and Lucia." Regret and apprehension resonate in her voice. Her body is both tense and tired, not from too little sleep (although that's probably a part of it) but from the fatigue of having strain she can't resolve in a relationship that has been the most important thing in her life.

All of this is evident within seconds of this girl's presence on screen, so it's no wonder the composed yet sensual and expressive Paz Vega won a Goya (Spain's Oscar) for this performance. She goes on to cover a remarkable range of emotion, strength and vulnerability as the lovely Lucia, who by the end of that phone call has sensed desperate despondency in her already deeply-troubled lover. She dashes home to find a disturbing farewell note just as the phone rings with a call from the police expressing regret about an horrible automobile accident....

Lucia hangs up in the middle of the call, hastily packs a backpack and runs away to the only place she can think of that might put her heart at rest -- an island off the coast that Lorenzo (Tristan Ulloa), her lover, had always talked about but never taken her to visit.

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