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The Holy Mountain (1973)

Cast: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Richard Rutowski, more...
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Anchor Bay
Genre: Cult, Drama, Foreign, Latin America, Mexico
Running Time: 113 min.

Synopsis
A film that screams "product of its time," The Holy Mountain was Alejandro Jodorowsky's dizzying elegy to the sex, drugs and spiritual awakening of the late 1960s and early 1970s -- a suitably bizarre follow-up to his El Topo (1971). Fascinating although it only fitfully makes sense, The Holy Mountain is beautifully shot and designed, and it suggests what might have resulted if Luis Bu˝uel, Michelangelo Antonioni, and George Romero had all dropped acid and made a movie together. A Christ-like vagrant and thief wanders through a perverse and unfriendly land until he encounters an enlightened one, who gathers the thief and six of the world's most powerful individuals for a spiritual pilgrimage. If that description sounds a bit sketchy, well, narrative isn't this film's strongest suit. But if you want to see the conquest of Mexico re-enacted by reptiles, soldiers shoot innocent people as birds fly from their wounds, and a wizard turn feces into gold, this is the movie for you. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide



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