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Santa sangre

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Original title
Santa sangre
Running time
123 min.
Mexico Mexico
Alejandro Jodorowsky, Claudio Argento, Roberto Leoni
Simon Boswell
Daniele Nannuzzi
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Co-production Mexico-Italy; Produzioni Intersound / Productora Fílmica Real
Horror. Drama. Thriller | Surrealism. Circus. Gore. Family Relationships. Psychological Drama. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
A hallucinatory, dreamlike study of one individual's disturbed psyche; the line between truth and imagination blurs in this surreal universe. A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood"), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother. Against his will, he "becomes her arms" and the two undertake a grisly campaign of murder and revenge.
1989: Sitges Film Festival: Official Selection
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