Lucas

(Lucas)
Alex Montoya | Drama

2021 | 93 minutes | Spain

Following his father's death, Lucas accepts a shady deal: cash in exchange for photos for fake social media accounts to "talk" to underage girls.

Synopsis

In a tale of loss, desperation, and moral complexity, Lucas finds himself at a crossroads after his father's death. As his world begins to crumble, he meets Álvaro, who offers him a lucrative deal: money in exchange for innocent pictures that will be used to create fake social media accounts to "just talk" with underage girls. Lucas, driven by financial desperation, agrees to the proposition.

Through a surprising, daring narrative, the film delves into the dark underbelly of the internet, exploring how it can be manipulated to mask identities and facilitate abuse. Lucas grapples with themes of yearning for youth and the purity of first love, the absence of a father figure, feelings of guilt, the need to sever ties with the past, and the pains of growing up. With thoughtful depth, the film prompts viewers to consider the consequences of desperate choices. It's a catalyst for student discussion, prompting reflection on ethical dilemmas, online safety, and the nature of human experience.

Reviews

"Brutal honesty." — El País

"Notable." — Cinemania

"A realistic, dry, and very eficient vision." — Fotogramas

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Festivals

Festival de Málaga - Biznaga de Plata Best Spanish Film, Biznaga de Plata Audience Award, Biznaga de Plata Best Male Interpretation Award; Alicante Film Festival - Tesela de Plata Best Photography, Tesela de Plata Best Actor Jorge Motos

DIRECTOR: Alex Montoya

NATIONALITY: Spain

YEAR: 2021

GENRE: Drama

LANGUAGE: Spanish

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: High School, College, Adult

SUBTITLE/CC: AVAILABLE

AUDIO DESCRIPTION: AVAILABLE

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