The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain ★★★★½

This movie is a exemplar of what it means to create something truly postmodern, radical, and surreal. It transcends meaning and symbolism, as you watch this it would be more akin to say you would be drowning in the religious iconography and subtext to the point where it may even be distracting, which I believe is much of the point and to this movie's benefit.
For me to even attempt to summarize all of the complex imagery, subtext, and commentary featured within this film, would have me sitting here all day, and I'm too lazy to do that. Instead I will say this; The world presented in this film is a corrupted, accelerated, and depraved. The spiritual is debased and commodified and violence is celebrated. There is even a part in this film which I can only describe as the mass production of surrealist art, which betrays the principals of what we would associate with that kind of art with. This is only the tip of the iceberg of course, but the journey the characters undergo is the same as the audience watching the movie will undergo. The ultimate enlightenment is actually rather simple. That is why this movie is simply brilliant, it is perhaps one of the most elegantly disturbing and bizarre films with a message that many can understand. It embodies almost every aspect of what a surreal film rife with symbolism should strive to be.

Truly spectacular, a must see!

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