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8 June 1972 (Mexico) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Sergio Kleiner ... Fando (as Sergio Klainer)
Diana Mariscal ... Lis
María Teresa Rivas ... Fando's Mother
Tamara Garina ... Pope
Juan José Arreola ... Well-Dressed Man with Book (as Juan Jose Arreola)
Rene Rebetez
Amparo Villegas
Miguel Álvarez Acosta (as Lic. Miguel Alvarez Acosta)
Raul Romero
Julio Castillo
Adrián Ramos
Henry West
Luis Urias
Valerie Jodorowsky ... Junkyard Temptress / Woman with Leg Brace (as Valerie-Jean)
Graciela R. de Mariscal ... Entertained Woman
Tina French
Fuensanta ... Showgirl
Julia Marichal ... Woman with Whip
Freddy Marichal
Alejandro Romero
Hector Mariscal
Rosita Oliver
Elizabeth Moore ... Young Lis
Vicente Moore ... Young Fando
Greta Cohen
Basha
Miguel Kafka
Pablo Leder
Alina Sánchez (as Alina Sanchez)
Roberto Cirou
Antonio Cepeda
Ricardo Montejano
Gabriel Weiss
René Alís (as Rene Alis)
Sergio Rendon
Carlos Acosta
Carlos Ancira ... Narrator
Alfonso Toledano ... Doctor (as Dr. Alfonso Toledano)
Roberto Colmenares
Jacqueline Ducolomb
Carlos Savage
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Rafael Corkidi ... Fando's Father / Well-Dressed Man with Beard (uncredited)

Alejandro Jodorowsky ... Puppeteer (uncredited)
Samuel Rosemberg ... Well-Dressed Man with Cane (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alejandro Jodorowsky  (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
 
Writing credits
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Fernando Arrabal  play
Alejandro Jodorowsky  adaptation (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
Alejandro Jodorowsky  screenplay (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)

Produced by
Juan López Moctezuma .... producer (as Juan Lopez Moctezuma)
Moshe Rosemberg .... executive producer (as Mauricio Rosemberg)
Samuel Rosemberg .... executive producer
Roberto Viskin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mario Lozua 
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Pepe Ávila  (as Pepe Avila)
 
Cinematography by
Rafael Corkidi  (as Corkidi)
Antonio Reynoso  (as Reynoso)
 
Film Editing by
Fernando Suarez 
 
Music Department
Mario Lozua .... musician: percussion
 
Other crew
Manuel Rosano .... dubbing director
 
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Samuel Rosemberg .... in memory of
 

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Also Known As:
"Fando y Lis" - Mexico (original title)
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93 min
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When the film premiered at the 1968 Acapulco Film Festival, the first screening erupted into a riot. Director Alejandro Jodorowsky had to leave the theatre by sneaking outside to a waiting limousine. When the crowd outside the theatre recognized him, the car was pelted with rocks. The following week, the film opened to sell-out crowds in Mexico City, but fights broke out in the audiences and the film was banned by the Mexican government. Jodorowsky himself was nearly deported and the scandal provided a lot of fodder for the Mexican newspapers.See more »
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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...
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
An important film for surrealist film buffs everywhere., 7 July 2005
Author: NateManD from Bloomsburg PA

"Fando & Lis" is Alejandro Jodorowsky's first full length feature film. Like the 1930 film "L Age D Or", the 1967 premier at the Acapulco film festival in Mexico led to riots. The images shocked many viewers and Jodorowsky had to flee for his life. The film's story concerns Fando and his crippled girlfriend Lis. Fando is very cruel, but sometimes sympathetic. He pushes Lis around in a cart through many strange and surreal scenarios. We also witness flashbacks of Lis as a child loosing her innocents to the corruption of adults. Fando has flashbacks of his father and the soldiers which took his dad away from him. For the two main characters, it's a bizarre world gone mad. Fando & Lis are on a journey to the miraculous city of Tar. Lis is convinced she'll be healed of her physical disorder and able to walk again. This film is based on a short play by Fernado Arrabal. and at time feels like a follow up to the later filmed "Viva la Muerte". Although shot in B&W viewers are treated to many bizarre images including; a burning piano, body painting, drag queens, mud people and other assorted strangeness. "Fando & Lis" holds its place in the hall of fame of weird films. You must see it to believe it.

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