The Holy Mountain * Alexandro Jodorowsky
Posted by Pale Rider in Satellite
A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to six wealthy and powerful individuals, each representing a planet in the solar system. These six, 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 out the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal.
This film is by the guy who said ‘I am to film what LSD is to the mind’. That is exactly right in this movie. It makes sense on a higher level of consciousness which most won’t catch by seeing the barrage of symbolic images and scenes linked together..however it is a masterpiece of weird cinema. If you’re not into pretentious surreal art like Salvador Dali then this isn’t for you. He later did Santa Sangre which is an amazing film with a more coherent story.
Cast: Alejandro Jodorowsky …. The Alchemist
Horácio Salinas …. The Thief
Zamira Saunders …. The Written Woman
Juan Ferrara …. Fon.
Also Known As:
Montaña sagrada, La (1975) (Mexico)
Sacred Mountain, The (1990) (reissue title)
Runtime: Mexico:114 min
Country: USA / Mexico
Color: Color (Technicolor)
- DivX AVI- 814,599 KB
Special thanks to and her “undercover” friend for this gem.