The Holy Mountain

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A Mexican master leads a Christ figure and other disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men. The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky's flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The Holy Mountain is a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist (Jodorowsky) assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept's intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their worldly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe.

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Alternative Titles

The Sacred Mountain, La Montagna Sacra, A Montanha Sagrada, 聖山, 홀리 마운틴, La Montagne Sacrée, Der heilige Berg, 圣山, La montagna sacra, La Montagne sacrée, La montaña sagrada, Святая Гора, ההר הקדוש, Kutsal Dağ, Święta góra, ホーリー・マウンテン, Ngọn Núi Thiêng, Свята гора, Svatá hora

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15 May 1973
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01 Aug 2015
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29 Nov 1973
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15 Jan 1974
  • Flag for France France16
31 May 1974
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21 Aug 1974
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11 Jul 1975
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17 Aug 1975
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31 Dec 1978
  • Flag for the Netherlands Netherlands18
30 Apr 1988
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27 Dec 2006
  • Flag for France France16
15 Mar 2007
  • Flag for South Korea South Korea18
18 Apr 2007
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10 Jan 2008
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24 Jan 2020
  • Flag for Ireland Ireland18
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25 May 2023
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26 May 2023
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16 Apr 2021
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01 Aug 2015
  • PremiereR18+ Melbourne International Film Festival
17 Aug 1975
  • Theatrical18
10 Jan 2008
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25 May 2023
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26 May 2023
  • Theatrical
15 May 1973
  • Premiere Cannes Film Festival
15 Jan 1974
  • Theatrical16 Paris
27 Dec 2006
  • Theatrical16 (re-release)
21 Aug 1974
  • Theatrical18
16 Apr 2021
  • Physical Blu-Ray
24 Jan 2020
  • Theatrical18 (re-release)
11 Jul 1975
  • TheatricalVM18
30 Apr 1988
  • TheatricalR15+
11 Jul 1975
  • TheatricalC
31 Dec 1978
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15 Mar 2007
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24 Jan 2020
  • Theatrical18 (re-release)
29 Nov 1973
  • TheatricalR New York City, New York
31 May 1974
  • TheatricalR San Francisco
18 Apr 2007
  • Theatrical (re-release)

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