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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.

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Directed by

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Written by

Claudio Argento (Screenplay)
Alejandro Jodorowsky (Screenplay)
Roberto Leoni (Screenplay)

Runtime

123 minutes

Country

Mexico

Language

English

Tagline

Forget Everything You Have Ever Seen.

Cast

Keywords

violence funeral stage show circus suicide blood madness cult film clown surrealism elephant mute girl mexico city shrine tattoed woman avant-garde horror

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