Lucia, Lucia (2003)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

Original title:  La Hija Del Canibal

Mexico/Spain2003.  Conaculta, Fondo Ibermedia, Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, Lolafilms, Titan Productions.  Screenplay by Antonio Serrano, , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , , , . Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Confusing but enjoyable fairy tale about a daydreaming housewife (the exciting ) whose desire to have a more interesting life has her telling lies to the audience about what’s really happening to her. We find out that her husband has been kidnapped, and she decides to go after him when she teams up with a distinguished older gentleman and a hot young stud who takes a liking to her. There are chases and shootouts, her hair colour keeps changing and the narrative runs in veritable circles until we discover the true meaning behind all the illusions. It’s a lot of fun and Roth is incredibly watchable.


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