Monday, August 25, 2014

Santa Sangre

The defining moment in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1989 Mexican-Italian avant-garde romp Santa Sangre (Holy Blood), where the proponent of the Santa Sangre cult, who worships a young school girl, a rape-victim whose both hands were chopped off by the perpetrators of the crime, gets her hands chopped off by her philandering husband, and a life is doomed. Several lives in fact, as years later, her insane son comes back to be her hands, and more than that, in a perverse reimagining of a oedipal complex plot, the way only Jodorowsky can achieve…

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