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27th Apr '15 9:25:13 AM TheUncreative
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* spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Concha.

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* spoiler:DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Concha.]]
29th Mar '15 5:22:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* BodyHorror: Concha has her arms cut off. Orgo has his groin burned with acid.
25th Jan '15 6:56:48 PM FuzzyBoots
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* BodyHorror

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* BodyHorrorBodyHorror: Concha has her arms cut off. Orgo has his groin burned with acid.



* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Concha]].

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* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Concha]].spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Concha.



* PsychologicalHorror
* RealLifeRelative: Gosh, young Fenix and adult Fenix look remarkably alike, don't they? That's because they're played, respectively, by brothers Adan and Axel Jodorowsky sons of director Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky. A third son, Teo Jodorowsky, plays the pimp who inadvertently leads Fenix to the Tattooed Woman.

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* PsychologicalHorror
* RealLifeRelative: Gosh, young Fenix
PsychologicalHorror: The film is about [[spoiler:Concha's descent into insanity]] and adult Fenix look remarkably alike, don't they? That's because they're played, respectively, by brothers Adan and Axel Jodorowsky sons of director Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky. A third son, Teo Jodorowsky, plays the pimp who inadvertently leads Fenix to the Tattooed Woman.(partial) redemption thereof.
12th Jan '15 6:41:49 PM spirasen
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* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Concha]]

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* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Concha]]Concha]].



* MeaningfulName: Fenix is obviously a phoenix. Alma means Soul in spanish. Orgo sounds similar to orgasm. And Concha is vaginal slang. (And lets be honest, Concha is [[{{Jerkass}} a total cunt]]).

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* MeaningfulName: Fenix is obviously a phoenix. Alma means Soul in spanish. Orgo sounds similar to orgasm. And Concha is vaginal slang. (And lets let's be honest, Concha is [[{{Jerkass}} a total cunt]]).



* PrimalScene: Fenix witnesses a particularly devastating one that intercut with an elephant dying.

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* PrimalScene: Fenix witnesses a particularly devastating one that intercut with an elephant dying.



* RealLifeRelative: Gosh, young Fenix and adult Fenix look remarkably alike, don't they? That's because they're played, respectively, by brothers Adan and Axel Jodorowsky -- sons of director Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky. A third son, Teo Jodorowsky, plays the pimp who inadvertently leads Fenix to the Tattooed Woman.

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* RealLifeRelative: Gosh, young Fenix and adult Fenix look remarkably alike, don't they? That's because they're played, respectively, by brothers Adan and Axel Jodorowsky -- sons of director Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky. A third son, Teo Jodorowsky, plays the pimp who inadvertently leads Fenix to the Tattooed Woman.
11th Jan '15 6:24:09 PM spirasen
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Our protagonist is a young man named Fenix -- once Fenix the Boy Magician, of the Circo del Gringo. His father, Orgo, runs the circus and is nominally a knife-thrower, although most of his time seems to be dedicated to drinking and abusing his family. His mother, Concha, is the queen of the flying trapeze as well as a devotee of the Santa Sangre Church, where she and her followers worship a girl whose arms were cut off by rapists. The arrival of a Tattooed Woman and her protegee, the deaf-mute Alma, sparks a chain of jealousy and lust that culminates in gruesome death, all of it witnessed by Fenix firsthand.

So deeply is Fenix traumatized by these events that by the time the film opens, he, now a young man, is confined to a mental institution. He doesn't speak; he doesn't eat normal food; and he seems entirely convinced that he's actually an eagle. One night, he and some of the other patients are taken out on a a field trip into the city. It's during this adventure that Fenix happens to see someone he hasn't seen in years -- not since that last night at the circus. The sight of her shocks Fenix out of his stupor once more, and although his sanity is still in tatters, he finally has a purpose... even if that purpose is not entirely his own.


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Our protagonist is a young man named Fenix -- once Fenix the Boy Magician, of the Circo del Gringo. His father, Orgo, runs the circus and is nominally a knife-thrower, although most of his time seems to be dedicated to drinking and abusing his family. His mother, Concha, is the queen of the flying trapeze as well as a devotee of the Santa Sangre Church, where she and her followers worship a girl whose arms were cut off by rapists. The arrival of a Tattooed Woman and her protegee, protégée, the deaf-mute Alma, sparks a chain of jealousy and lust that culminates in gruesome death, all of it witnessed by Fenix firsthand.

So deeply is Fenix traumatized by these events that by the time the film opens, he, now a young man, is confined to a mental institution. He doesn't speak; he doesn't eat normal food; and he seems entirely convinced that he's actually an eagle. One night, he and some of the other patients are taken out on a a field trip into the city. It's during this adventure that Fenix happens to see someone he hasn't seen in years -- not since that last night at the circus. The sight of her shocks Fenix out of his stupor once more, and although his sanity is still in tatters, he finally has a purpose... even if that purpose is not entirely his own.

12th Aug '14 2:01:35 PM Bongobob
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Beautiful and strange, captivating and disturbing, filled with hallucinations, magic, mystery, and grotesquerie, ''Santa Sangre'' is the sort of movie that lingers long after you've watched it. In some respects it's most aptly described as a thriller; in others, a fantasy; in still others, a slasher. But at its heart it is ultimately a portrait of a very disturbed young man, painted with such sympathy and grace that even the most horrible aspects become beautiful.


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Beautiful and strange, captivating and disturbing, filled with hallucinations, magic, mystery, and grotesquerie, ''Santa Sangre'' is the sort of movie that lingers long after you've watched it. In some respects it's most aptly described as a thriller; in others, a fantasy; in still others, a slasher. But at its heart it is ultimately a portrait of a very disturbed young man, painted with such sympathy and grace that even the most horrible aspects become beautiful.

6th Mar '14 1:17:48 PM m8e
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''Santa Sangre'' (''Holy Blood'') is a 1989 film by AlejandroJodorowsky, blending together elements of horror, surrealism, and romance. Considered by Roger Ebert to be among the [[RogerEbertGreatMoviesList Greatest Movies Ever]].

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''Santa Sangre'' (''Holy Blood'') is a 1989 film by AlejandroJodorowsky, Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky, blending together elements of horror, surrealism, and romance. Considered by Roger Ebert to be among the [[RogerEbertGreatMoviesList Greatest Movies Ever]].



* RealLifeRelative: Gosh, young Fenix and adult Fenix look remarkably alike, don't they? That's because they're played, respectively, by brothers Adan and Axel Jodorowsky -- sons of director Alejandro Jodorowsky. A third son, Teo Jodorowsky, plays the pimp who inadvertently leads Fenix to the Tattooed Woman.

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* RealLifeRelative: Gosh, young Fenix and adult Fenix look remarkably alike, don't they? That's because they're played, respectively, by brothers Adan and Axel Jodorowsky -- sons of director Alejandro Jodorowsky.Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky. A third son, Teo Jodorowsky, plays the pimp who inadvertently leads Fenix to the Tattooed Woman.
10th Dec '13 5:33:46 PM JIKTV
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* XMeetsY: It's been described as ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' as remade by LuisBunuel.
5th Jul '13 1:32:04 AM skbc1p4res
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* NeedsMoreLove: Unfortunately, this movie is rare and its North American [=DVDs=] are out of print.
-Actually its just not carried in stores. You can order in a bluray and dvd for a pretty good price online. Netflix instant used to have it but sadly they took it down.
* Primal Scene: Fenix witnesses a particularly devastating one that intercut with an elephant dying.

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* NeedsMoreLove: Unfortunately, this movie is rare and its North American [=DVDs=] are out of print.
-Actually its just not carried in stores. You can order in a bluray and dvd for a pretty good price online. Netflix instant used to have it but sadly they took it down.
* Primal Scene:
PrimalScene: Fenix witnesses a particularly devastating one that intercut with an elephant dying.
5th May '13 11:35:18 AM femaledavinci
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Actually its just not carried in stores. You can order in a bluray and dvd for a pretty good price online. Netflix instant used to have it but sadly they took it down.

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Actually -Actually its just not carried in stores. You can order in a bluray and dvd for a pretty good price online. Netflix instant used to have it but sadly they took it down.
*Primal Scene: Fenix witnesses a particularly devastating one that intercut with an elephant dying.
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