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Release Date:
8 June 1972 (Mexico) See more »
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Plot:
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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Compares favorably to Fellini See more (31 total) »

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
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
(in alphabetical order)
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 
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
 
Thanks
Samuel Rosemberg .... in memory of
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fando y Lis" - Mexico (original title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
[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...
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)See more »

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27 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Compares favorably to Fellini, 29 April 2005
Author: stephenpitkin from United States

I think Fando and Lis is a masterpiece, and one of the least pretentious films I've seen. As it's 2 am and I've just watched it, I am not in a position to be articulate, but I'll sum up my reasons in the following, then come back in a few days and further the commentary.

1. I was never once bored. 2. How the hell did the director get this made, and have all the actors and extras participate in what to them must have seemed embarrassing and weird sacrilege? 3. It was epic poetic fantasy, using creative theatrical games, fresh play of props and brilliant mise en scene - tapping into all kinds of primal emotions, fears and desires. 4. He makes good the limits of the medium. Even the high contrast black-and- white served its purpose; when Fando tries to convince Lis there are flowers, the surrounding many stones and bric-a-brac suggest flowers to the viewer. Where faded acoustics must have reigned given the budget and desert landscape, he fills the soundtrack with compelling auditory images. 5. It's a combination of Fellini's 81/2 (the bewildered director as lover) and La Strada, but even more personal; with more guts; rawer, fresher. 6. Who could deny the plaintively lovely Lis? The forlorn fawning seductress? And wasn't Fando a charming and silly chap, full of fondness for living when he wasn't cast in the role of the brute? And wasn't their chemistry palpable?

Above all, I was moved. I recognized it both as a simple love story toting the truism that love has no road map, and a cry from the wilderness. It was authentic scream of a soul to FEEL the experience of living, good and bad. Watch this film when you're lost - when your heart aches with unfulfilled desires - you want your dead parents back or the lover you mistreated. Watch it then. You'll know what the hell it's about.

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