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The Holy Mountain ()

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

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The Alchemist (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
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The Thief
Zamira Saunders ...
The Written Woman (as Ramona Saunders)
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Fon
Adriana Page ...
Isla
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Klen
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Sel
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Berg
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Axon (as Richard Rutowsky)
Luis Lomelí ...
Lut
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The Prostitute
Chucho-Chucho ...
The Chimpanzee
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Bald Woman 1 (as Leticia Robles)
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Bald Woman 2
David Kapralik ...
Tourist
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Tourist Wife
Pablo Leder ...
Circus Barker
Bobby Cameron ...
Fon's Working Girl
Re Debris ...
Klen's Lover
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Berg's Wife (as Guadalupe Perullero)
José Antonio Alcaraz ...
Pantheon's Bar Owner (as Jose Antonio Alcaraz)
Héctor Ortega ...
Drug Master (as Hector Ortega)
Robert Taicher ...
Poet
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Harry Cohn ...
Klen's Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Bit Part (uncredited)
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Wanderer (uncredited)
Ramiro Chávez Gochicoa ...
Boy (uncredited)
Basilio González ...
Crippled man (uncredited)
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Prostitute (uncredited)
Jane Mitchell ...
Stripteaser (uncredited)
Marcela Ponzarelli ...
Woman at the church (uncredited)
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Fon's father (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alejandro Jodorowsky ... (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)

Written by

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Alejandro Jodorowsky ... (writer) (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)

Produced by

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Robert Taicher ... executive producer
Alejandro Jodorowsky ... producer (uncredited)
Allen Klein ... executive producer (uncredited)
Roberto Viskin ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Don Cherry
Ronald Frangipane
Alejandro Jodorowsky ... (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)

Cinematography by

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Rafael Corkidi

Film Editing by

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Federico Landeros

Editorial Department

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Scot Olive ... digital intermediate colorist (restoration)

Production Design by

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Alejandro Jodorowsky

Costume Design by

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Alejandro Jodorowsky ... (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
Nicky Nichols

Makeup Department

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María Eugenia Luna ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Roger Rodewald ... post-production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Rafael Villaseñor Kuri ... assistant director

Art Department

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David Antón ... set constructor (as David Anton)
José Durán ... set constructor (as Jose Duran)
Manuel Felguerez ... painter / sculptor
Alain Glass ... painter / sculptor
Alejandro Jodorowsky ... painter (as Alexandro Jodorowsky) / sculptor (as Alexandro Jodorowsky) / set conception (as Alexandro Jodorowsky) / set designer (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
Antonio Neira ... wax sculptor (as Antonio Neyra)
Luis Urias ... painter / sculptor

Sound Department

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C. Robert Fine ... sound mixer
Gonzalo Gavira ... sound effects
Howard Lester ... sound editor
Al Steckler ... sound supervisor

Special Effects by

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Marcelino Pacheco ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Harry Cohn ... camera operator
Miguel Garzón ... camera operator (as Miguel Garzon)

Music Department

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Brooks Auther ... music recording engineer
Al Steckler ... music supervisor
Henry West ... music advisor

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Humberto Gurza ... animal trainer
Miguel Gurza ... animal trainer
Allen Klein ... presenter
Joanne Pottlitzer ... translator
Pat Sole ... voice supervisor
'Chema' Hernandez ... head wrangler (uncredited)
Oscar Ichazo ... spiritual advisor (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • The Holy Mountain (Canada, English title)
  • The Sacred Mountain (World-wide, English title)
  • The Holy Mountain (United States)
  • The Holy Mountain (World-wide, English title)
  • La montagne sacrée (France)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Budget $750,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Before filming began, director Alejandro Jodorowsky spent a week without sleep under a Zen Master's direction and lived communally with the film's cast for a month. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Jonathan Ross Presents for One Week Only: Alejandro Jodorowsky (1991). See more »
Quotes The Alchemist: [final lines] We began in a fairytale and we came to life, but is this life reality? No. It is a film. Zoom back camera.
[camera zooms out, revealing equipment and crew]
The Alchemist: We are images, dreams, photographs. We must not stay here. Prisoners! We shall break the illusion. This is Maya! Goodbye to the Holy Mountain. Real life awaits us.
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