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The Holy Mountain (1973)

 -  Drama | Fantasy  -  11 July 1975 (Mexico)
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This film gives the omniscient view of what social engineering caused by greed has done to the modern world, but shows us how to live and not give in to a material world.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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The Alchemist (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
Horacio Salinas ...
Zamira Saunders ...
The Written Woman (as Ramona Saunders)
Juan Ferrara ...
Fon
Adriana Page ...
Burt Kleiner ...
Valerie Jodorowsky ...
Sel
Nicky Nichols ...
Richard Rutowski ...
Axon (as Richard Rutowsky)
Luis Lomelí ...
Lut
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The Prostitute
Chucho-Chucho ...
The Chimpanzee
Letícia Robles ...
Bald Woman 1 (as Leticia Robles)
Connie De La Mora ...
Bald Woman 2
David Kapralik ...
Tourist
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Storyline

A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful people, each representing a planet in the Solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide's assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal. Written by Marty Cassady <martyc@vt.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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Release Date:

11 July 1975 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

La montaña sagrada  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$844 (USA) (4 May 2007)

Gross:

$61,001 (USA) (4 July 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movements from the opening scene ritual are actual movements of a Japanese tea ceremony. Jodorowsky states that the girls themselves were not actual actresses, merely two people who "wanted to have a spiritual experience. They were searching for their own truth, the naked truth." See more »

Quotes

Drug Master: The Cross was a mushroom - and the mushroom was also the Tree of Good and Evil.
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Referenced in Mise-en-abyme (2006) See more »

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User Reviews

Lush, Hallucinatory, Visionary.

Alejandro Jodorowsky's sprawling, psychedelic opus almost defies interpretation in any conventional sense. Steeped in symbolism and spirituality it is a piece of art that attempts to redefine the psyche and the human condition through a celebration of the surreal, the grotesque and the beautiful. Its inner meaning is deliberately vague, allowing personal interpretation to take the place of empty preaching and contrived moral messaging. Simply breathtaking.


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