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The Holy Mountain (1973)

La montaña sagrada (original title)
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a messianic character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.

Director:

Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)

Writer:

Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
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Cast

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

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Trivia

During Axon's hallucination, the battling dogs were indeed real fighting dogs. See more »

Quotes

The Alchemist: [arrays the Thief with symbolic items] To know, to dare, to want, to keep silent...
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Referenced in Constantine (2005) See more »

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An Unforgettable Pilgrimage...
3 August 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

... with a crazy cast and some intriguing and indecipherable messages - you're unlikely to watch anything as off the wall as this, with images conjured from a unique mind you're glad is not your own.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

11 July 1975 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,143, 21 January 2007

Gross USA:

$61,001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,160
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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