Alejandro Jodorowsky is a special kind of director, and The Holy Mountain, made in 1973, is a special kind of movie.The film opens with a man dressed in black shaving two women in a rather psychedelically decorated room. The very next thing is a naked man lying in a pool of his own urine, covered by bees. This should tell the audience that, oh boy, are they in for something completely different. The plot is about the naked man, who is somewhat of a Jesus figure, and his midget companion who has no limbs. They travel and meet strange people who are pursuing a mysterious goal that involves reaching the titular Holy Mountain. The Holy Mountain is a parade of symbolism, be it meaningful or just there to confuse everyone. Coupled with the dreamlike narrative and Jodorowsky's tendency to cram the scene full of whatever he wishes the result is quite bizarre. The film is also either a spiritual or an outright actual sequel to El Topo, another trademark Jodorowsky film made three years earlier.
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