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The Dance of Reality (2013)

La danza de la realidad (original title)
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In a Chilean little town, the son of an uprooted couple, formed by a rigorous communist father and a loving but weak mother, tries to pave his own path in a society that does not understand their Jewish-Ukrainian origins.

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Alejandro Jodorowsky (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brontis Jodorowsky ... Jaime Jodorowsky
Pamela Flores Pamela Flores ... Sara
Jeremias Herskovits Jeremias Herskovits ... Alejandro as a child
Alejandro Jodorowsky ... Himself
Bastián Bodenhöfer Bastián Bodenhöfer ... General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo
Andres Cox Andres Cox ... Don Aquiles
Adan Jodorowsky ... Anarchist
Axel Jodorowsky ... Theosophist (as Cristobal Jodorowsky)
Alisarine Ducolomb Alisarine Ducolomb ... Jorobada (as Alizarine Ducolomb)
Sergio Vargas Sergio Vargas ... Carpintero
Patricio Bambrilla Patricio Bambrilla ... Propagandista
Juan Quezada Juan Quezada ... Pastor Evangélico
Adrián Salgado Adrián Salgado ... Payaso Lechuga / Guatón González
Eugenio Morales Eugenio Morales ... Payaso Zanahoria
Italo Tai Italo Tai ... Payaso Piripipi / Dueño del Bar
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Storyline

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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Country:

Chile | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 September 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dance of Reality See more »

Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,100, 6 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$189,500, 22 June 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Alejandro Jorodowsky's first movie in 23 years. See more »

Quotes

Alejandro as an Adult: Money is like blood. It gives life if it flows. Money is like Christ. It blesses you if you share it. Money is like Buddha, if you don't work, you don't get it. Money enlightens those who use it, to open the flower of the world, And damns those who glorify it, confounding riches with the soul.
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Speechless
5 October 2014 | by ashwiimishraSee all my reviews

Actually, "Dance Of Reality" is the first Jodorowsky film that i watched and i am speechless or i should say absorbed completely by his mesmerizing cinema. I don't know why but i was teary during some scenes even though they had no resemblance to my life. The metaphors he used, the symbolism or allegoric substances he portrayed throughout his film are phenomenal and top notch. This director is insane but amazing, every scene sings a new song and has multiple interpretations. Its not a film that i would recommend to anyone but for those who have a taste for good but weird cinema, give it a try you will not be disappointed. Direction is perfect, background score is superb. Performances are breathtaking. However some video effects were not that good but since it's a art film, one could neglect that aspect.

Watch it, understand it, feel it. After all its Jodorowsky's Cinema. Brutal, surreal, funny and satirical. 10 out of 10


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