She soon receives a phone call from the police advising her that Lorenzo has been in a car accident; without waiting to hear what she knows is the worst, she hangs up and though distressed, flees to the secluded Mediterranean island Lorenzo had often talked about. This is a story where coincidence and chance play more of a role than does logic. Even director David Lynch may have difficulty to put all the pieces together. There is one scene in which a naked aroused man on the beach, is totally covered by mud.
If plausibility is any part of what you go to movies for, this one will be a challenge. Medem is one of the few directors who understands sensuality and knows how to make it happen on screen. Because Medem absolutely refused to cut these scenes for U. Returning to their apartment, Lucia finds Lorenzo gone. After a devastating phone call, she packs up and flees to an unnamed Mediterranean island. One is what happens to Lucia on the island, how she interacts with the people she runs into, individuals who turn out to have, depending on your point of view, either magical or ridiculous connections to the rest of the story. The second thread is a flashback to how Lucia and Lorenzo met and how their relationship developed.
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A slickly made, intense and powerfully visual take on time-honored problems such as identity and the body's power over the mind, Julio Medem's technically accomplished "Sex and Lucia" combines the self-conscious philosophy of his previous work with the more commercial spirit of melodrama. By Jonathan Holland. But there is enough happening, both onscreen and between the lines, to guarantee pic is never merely stylish.