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Fando and Lis (1968)

Fando y Lis (original title)
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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.

Director:

Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)

Writers:

Fernando Arrabal (play), Fernando Arrabal (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergio Kleiner ... Fando (as Sergio Klainer)
Diana Mariscal Diana Mariscal ... Lis
María Teresa Rivas María Teresa Rivas ... Fando's Mother
Tamara Garina Tamara Garina ... Pope
Juan José Arreola Juan José Arreola ... Well-Dressed Man with Book (as Juan Jose Arreola)
Rene Rebetez Rene Rebetez
Amparo Villegas
Miguel Álvarez Acosta Miguel Álvarez Acosta ... (as Lic. Miguel Alvarez Acosta)
Raul Romero Raul Romero
Julio Castillo Julio Castillo
Adrián Ramos Adrián Ramos ... (as Adrian Ramos)
Henry West Henry West
Luis Urias Luis Urias
Valerie Jodorowsky ... Junkyard Temptress / Woman with Leg Brace (as Valerie-Jean)
Graciela R. de Mariscal Graciela R. de Mariscal ... Entertained Woman
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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.

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Trivia

The character of the bearded, elderly pope is played by actress and dancer Tamara Garina. Her voice is dubbed by a man, just like practically all the actors on screen are dubbed by different voice actors. 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. Tar still exists. If you know where to look for it, you will find it. And when you get there you will be presented with wine and water and play with a gramophone. When you get there, you will help harvest grapes and you will pick ...
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Alternate Versions

Shortly after Federico Fellini's Satyricon was released to appreciative audiences in the USA, an English dubbed version was hurriedly released that was re-edited to appear more "Felliniesque" and was 13 minutes shorter than the original edit. It was a critical and financial flop. See more »

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good times
2 February 2005 | by thelastonehereSee all my reviews

--- one of my favs.--- the ability to watch a foreign film without subtitles is usually a good sign. The part that always amazes me is the DVD commentary--- my last viewing was with the subtitled commentary--- the whole movie makes sense once you hear Jodorowsky decode the thing.

The visuals are beautiful and the shear force of will to be uncompromising with an early film (especially in conservative Mexico) gets a standing applause from anyone. It remains a 'risky' film to this date--- there are some lewd acts of distastefulness that need to be shown to get a point across (not just for the sensationalism) --- my only fear about this film is the lack of people who have seen it.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 June 1972 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Fando and Lis See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,897
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Producciones Panicas See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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