Santa Sangre

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Santa Sangre

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Santa Sangre

Release Date: November 24, 1989

Year    :   1989
Slogan    :   «Forget Everything You Have Ever Seen.»
Genres    :   Horror, Mystery, Drama
Production Companies    :   Productora Fílmica Real, Produzioni Intersound
Director    :   Alejandro Jodorowsky
Producers    :   René Cardona Jr., Claudio Argento, Luz María Rojas, Anuar Badin, Angelo Iacono, Pablo Buelna, Pablo Leder, Lars Bloch
Writers    :   Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Claudio Argento, Roberto Leoni, Roberto Leoni
RunTime    :   123 mins.
Budget    :   787000

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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