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Fando and Lis (1968)

Fando y Lis (original title)
Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Fando (as Sergio Klainer)
Diana Mariscal ...
Lis
María Teresa Rivas ...
Fando's Mother
Tamara Garina ...
Juan José Arreola ...
Well-Dressed Man with Book (as Juan Jose Arreola)
Rene Rebetez
Miguel Álvarez Acosta ...
(as Lic. Miguel Alvarez Acosta)
Raul Romero
Julio Castillo
Adrián Ramos ...
(as Adrian Ramos)
Henry West
Luis Urias
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Junkyard Temptress / Woman with Leg Brace (as Valerie-Jean)
Graciela R. de Mariscal ...
Entertained Woman
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Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.

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Adventure | Fantasy

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8 June 1972 (Mexico)  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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The character of the bearded, elderly pope is played by actress and dancer Tamara Garina. Her voice is dubbed by a man, just like practically all the actors on screen are dubbed by different voice actors. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: Once upon a time... a long, long time ago... there was a mystical city, Tar. And at that time all the cities were intact and flourishing, because the final war had not yet begun. When the great catastrophe occurred, all the cities crumbled... except Tar. Tar still exists. If you know where to look for it, you will find it. And when you get there you will be presented with wine and water and play with a gramophone. When you get there, you will help harvest grapes and you will pick ...
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Featured in Jodorowsky's Dune (2013) See more »

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Excellent art-film
30 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

The film itself barely has any narrative and many of the film's mysteries will not be revealed until the viewer watches the commentary by the director (referring to the DVD version). Nevertheless, the film is an excellent example of the abstract art cinema. Everything in the film is a symbol, the film plays itself out in symbols and imagery, it is an example of a pure attempt to tell a story without holding the audiences hand in any way. This is international art cinema at it's best, and of course I understand that not everyone will enjoy this film, fortunately this genre does not require the audience to follow along. If you put your heart into watching the film and later watch the commentary to wash away the confusion, I promise, you'll be happy you did so.


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