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The Dance of Reality (2013)
"La danza de la realidad" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Biography, Drama, Fantasy  |  4 September 2013 (France)
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Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert where this film was shot. It was there that Jodorowsky underwent an unhappy and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brontis Jodorowsky ...
Jaime
Pamela Flores ...
Sara
Jeremias Herskovits ...
Alejandro as a child
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Alejandro as an Adult
Bastián Bodenhöfer ...
Carlos Ibáñez
Andres Cox ...
Don Aquiles
Adan Jodorowsky ...
Anarchist
Axel Jodorowsky ...
Theosophist (as Cristobal Jodorowsky)
Alisarine Ducolomb ...
Jorobada
Sergio Vargas ...
Carpintero
Patricio Bambrilla ...
Propagandista
Juan Quezada ...
Pastor Evangélico
Adrián Salgado ...
Payaso Lechuga / Guatón González
Eugenio Morales ...
Payaso Zanahoria
Italo Tai ...
Payaso Piripipi / Dueño del Bar
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Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert where this film was shot. It was there that Jodorowsky underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as part of an uprooted family. Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry, The Dance of Reality reflects Jodorowsky's philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations. Written by Production

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,100 (USA) (6 June 2014)

Gross:

$189,500 (USA) (20 June 2014)
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Early in the movie, Sara (Pamela Flores) refers to her son, Alejandro (Jeremias Herskovits) as her father. This relationship is mirrored by Brontis Jodorowsky, the actor who plays Jaime, Alejandro's father, who is actually Alejandro Jodorowsky's son. See more »

Quotes

Alejandro as a child: The darkness is swallowing everything. It's going to devour us.
Sara: Alejandrito, do I love you?
Alejandro as a child: Yes, Mama.
Sara: How much?
Alejandro as a child: From the sky to the earth.
Sara: This is not my love, it comes from God. I am merely the sender. As God creates all, so we all radiate His love. My son, the darkness loves you as much as I do, for it is God's shadow.
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The dance of reality
24 December 2014 | by (earth) – See all my reviews

if art imitates life, and such is film, then fu'k cinema, for this is a masterpiece. not in film nor art, but in true life, reality, for perspective and our various lives, are variously different and simliar upon existential standpoints. La danza de la realidad, is not cinema, it is an account, a story, in which i truly believe, should, but never will be the inherent future of cinema, such is reality, suffering, misfortune and in my argued opinion -( a term that should be banished from history), a triumph in misfortune, however, synical as my review is, if one could deem it that, is unplaced upon happiness, for it pains my heart, that Snr Jodorowsky is of age, upon which i shall never grace his presence, nor mine, his kin however, i shall strategise to converge a moment in my life, for such cinema is my passion, and i shall see to it, that a legacy, spawned upon true film makers such as jadorowsky, among others, shall proceed, forth unto my lifes constant endeavors. i advise all, worth advising, to view this film, with the heart, soul, suffering, and the ability to believe in the destruction of an indifferent afterlife. forgive my spelling, for what are words if not mere communication. thank you. and may your universe guide you forever unto eternity...


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