Santa Sangre

Santa Sangre

Alexandro Jodorowsky (1989)

117min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
More extravagant, but less controlled than his infamous allegorical western, El Topo, Alexandro Jodorowsky's cross-cultural collage of ideas and images borrows freely from such diverse sources as Freud, Fellini and Ferrara, de Milo, Marceau and Psycho. Using the circus as a microcosm, Jodorowsky combines the sacred and the psychedelic, the psychological and the symbolic, as a magician (played variously by the director's sons, Adan and Axel) goes on a murderous rampage to avenge the aerialist mother whose arms were severed by the knife-throwing husband she caught in flagrante delicto with the tattooed lady. Unsurprisingly, salvation comes in the form of a deaf-mute (Sabrina Dennison).

Cast & Crew

Fenix Axel Jodorowsky
Concha Blanca Guerra
Orgo Guy Stockwell
Tattooed woman Thelma Tixou
Alma Sabrina Dennison
Young Fenix Adan Jodorowsky
Young Alma Faviola Elenka Tapia
Pimp Teo Jodorowsky
Director Alexandro Jodorowsky
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Mr Bongo FilmsAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 21 Sep 2012