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Santa Sangre 1989

  • Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • June 27, 1990
  • 123 mins
  • English
  • Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Forget Everything You Have Ever Seen.
A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood"), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother.


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More visually incoherent than surreal for me. Some nice use of colour but no feeling of suspense or anything. Just some exploitation shocks now and then. Didn't like the use of music somrtimes. Characters were nothing special underneath the visual layer. Plot was basic and more comic book style than surreal. Like an arty farty Kill Bill. It tells the story very slowly.

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