Luca | 2021

Directed by: Enrico Casarosa

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Main Plot

Luca is a coming-of-age animated film about a young sea monster named Luca who lives in a small Italian town. He befriends another sea monster named Alberto, and together they venture to the surface world where they discover the joys of friendship, adventure, and independence. However, their secret identities put them at risk of being discovered by the townspeople who fear and hunt sea monsters. As they navigate the challenges of hiding their true selves, Luca and Alberto form a bond with a human girl named Giulia as they prepare for a thrilling competition that could change their lives forever. Through their journey, Luca learns valuable lessons about acceptance, bravery, and the true meaning of family.


  • Alberto Scorfano is a young sea monster who befriends the main character in the film. He helps Luca navigate the human world and encourages him to embrace his true identity.
  • Jack Dylan Grazer plays the character Alberto in the film. Alberto is Luca's best friend who helps him navigate life on land and encourages him to embrace his true identity.
  • Emma Berman plays Giulia Marcovaldo, a fearless and adventurous girl who befriends the sea monsters Luca and Alberto. She helps them navigate the challenges of the human world.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Luca, the townspeople discover that Luca and Alberto are sea monsters, causing fear and chaos. The boys' friendship is tested as they face the consequences of their secret being revealed. With the help of their human friend Giulia, they find the courage to stand up against the prejudice and ignorance of the townspeople. In a thrilling race, they prove themselves by winning the Portorosso Cup, earning the respect and acceptance of the community. Luca and Alberto decide to stay in the town, embracing their true identities and forming lasting bonds with the people who once feared them. The film ends with Luca and Alberto enjoying their new life on land, surrounded by friends and loved ones who have come to accept them for who they truly are.

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Enrico Casarosa Animation Adventure Comedy Jacob Tremblay Jack Dylan Grazer Emma Berman