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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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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 (as Adrian 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
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rafael Corkidi ... Fando's Father / Well-Dressed Man with Beard (uncredited)

Alejandro Jodorowsky ... Puppeteer (uncredited)
Samuel Rosemberg ... Well-Dressed Man with Cane (uncredited)

Directed by
Alejandro Jodorowsky  (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
Writing credits
Fernando Arrabal (play)

Fernando Arrabal (dialogue) &
Alejandro Jodorowsky (dialogue) (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)

Fernando Arrabal (screenplay) &
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
Hector Morely 
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
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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An exert of dialogue plays out the otherwise instrumental track 'The Hawthorne Passage' by American blackened folk metal band Agalloch on their 2002 album The Mantle

Lis (singing): Yo moriré y nadie se acordará de mí. De mí... Fando: Sí, Lis, yo me acordaré de ti e iré a verte al cementerio con una flor y un perro, y en tu funeral cantaré, en voz baja, "¡Que bonito es un entierro!"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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An Interesting S&M Love Story Without the Mushy Stuff, 29 July 2007
Author: tonymurphylee from USA

**1/2 out of ****

This was Alejandro Jodrowsky's first theatrical film. It is a love story without the mushy weird stuff, but with more surreal elements to it. This certainly isn't as strong or as interesting a film as EL TOPO or THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, but it is certainly very interesting and enjoyable enough in it's campy quality. The only major problem I have with this film is that it's experimental quality isn't as daring or as likable as the ones in EL TOPO. Instead, it paces itself more, it has more of a plot, and it has more of a light hearted feel to it, although the film is definitely no lighthearted. It is interesting none the less.

What makes this film much different than the other films that he has made is that I can actually describe the plot in a cohesive and sensible way. It is about a woman named Lis who is paralyzed and put in a stretcher and dragged around a post-apocalyptic land by and man named Fando. They basically look for a particular place that may or may not exist, and live there. Along the way they encounter curious strangers including a vampire, an army of drag queens, and a civilization of people who rest in the mud. These are the people who will appear to guide them.

This film is more about Alejandro Jodrowsky trying to have fun with his film and not really creating a personal depiction of what he wants from his films. This makes the film much more restrained than his other films and takes something away. None the less, if you are a Jodrowsky fan, it is definitely worth seeing.

not rated. contains violence and strong sexual content

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