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After Lucia

2012 1h 43m Drama List
86% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 76% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Alejandra and her father, Roberto, move to a new town and try to start over. Read More Read Less
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Demetrios Matheou Sight & Sound [After Lucia] is a powerful study of grief and abuse. Aug 29, 2017 Full Review David Rooney Hollywood Reporter Credibility issues aside, the film has undeniable impact because the intensity and sobriety of Franco's focus make its ugliness inescapable. May 21, 2012 Full Review David Lamble Bay Area Reporter Difficult to watch if you were ever bullied at school, but with a dark, cathartic open ending... Jun 18, 2020 Full Review Erick Estrada Cinegarage A failed script that comes to life with bad visual discourse. There's no story, no progression, no character development. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 28, 2015 Full Review Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald After Lucia builds to an almost unbearable level of tension, and although you may think you know how the story turns out, Franco has a different idea Rated: 4/4 Mar 5, 2013 Full Review Charlie Lyne Ultra Culture 93 more riling minutes of cinema you will not find. Nov 10, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Yeah, good ending. Seen far too many series & movies where vile actions like this goes on and there's no punishment or virtually no retribution for such heinous acts/crimes. Not here! The editing can be extreme at times in the way it jumps around. Unfortunately, there will always be meathead subhumans like those who screw over Alejandra for no good reason at all. Good job by Franco and Gonzales. Good job by Franco and Gonzales. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Not bad, relied a bit too much on shock tactics for my taste, and the protagonist's sudden unpopularity felt unbelievable to me. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/06/18 Full Review Audience Member 7.4/10 ~December 24, 2017~ Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/24/17 Full Review Audience Member Awarded with the prize "un certain regard" at the Cannes Film Festival, Michel Franco's second film deals with a social problem largely present in cinema: school bullying in the digital age. The shooting and the framing, specially the fix off-camera shots, as well as the long silences, immerse the public into the deepness of Alejandra's emotions (superbly played by Tessa Ia). Rough, bitter and cold, the harassment scenes come one after another and we enter a kind of vicious circle in which freedom does not exist. Any type of rationality, understanding or communication are in vain in this compulsory contemplation of violence whose origin is unknown by the victim and, maybe, even by the aggressors. The lack of communication and the sobriety of the photography provide more realism to the movie. Finally, the long sequence shot at the ending enhances the beauty and coldness of the whole. With "After Lucia", Michel France offers at the same time a pessimist but realistic and universal vision of the world, in which a simple action in the social media can make a durable impact in anyone's life. Full review on our blog Los Indiscretos : Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Extremamente cru. Excelente. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member I liked this film.I first watched this movie back in 2013 and I enjoyed it. There's only two big problems I have with it. One of them is the directing. The entire film seems to be just one shot. No, not in that way but how there seems to be no editing to it. They film one scene by one perspective. Absolutely no cuts. Not even when one character speaks, the camera doesn't point at them. It points at the entire room where the scene takes place. The second thing is how far the bullying gets. I feel that Lucia gets bullied to the next level in this film. There could be a few cases in the world where bullying goes this far BUT it just seems to push the limits with Lucia and I doubt that a girl like her could have all of that shit thrown at her. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Alejandra and her father, Roberto, move to a new town and try to start over.
Michel Franco
Michel Franco, Marco Polo Constandse, Elias Menassé, Fernando Rovzar
Michel Franco
Production Co
Stromboli Films, POP Films, Filmadora Nacional, Lemon Films, September Film Distribution
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 31, 2016
1h 43m
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