YMMV / Santa Sangre

  • Designated Villain: Orgo is a philanderer and clearly not a nice person, but his most overt abuse toward Fenix (tattooing him with a knife) appears to be genuinely intended as a bonding experience, meant to make him more macho, and maybe make Fenix less of a mama's boy. (Which would have been a very good thing if it had worked...) Orgo's one act of true violence comes seconds after his wife dissolves his genitals with acid.
    • That said it is stated that he cannot return to America because he killed some women.
  • Real-Life Relative: 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.
  • Tearjerker: The elephant's death scene, to anyone who knows what it's like to lose a pet. Fenix crying makes it even more heartrending especially during the elephants funeral. only for the elephant's carcass to be thrown off and butchered by the homeless people.