The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain ★★★★★

The imagery of The Holy Mountain is absolutely stunning. The things Jodorowsky can create, in terms of costume design, production design, music, writing and of course, directing, are probably unique in cinema history.

The colorful, imaginative and bizarre imagery of each scene serves a higher didactic purpose. The overall meaning of Jodorowsky seems to be to find some sort of existential core that's not corrupted by the ideas and pressures society lays upon us, be it religion, the need for social acceptance or the consumerist way of life. He really hits some nails on the head, and does it in a highly original and funny way.

"But Ole, you haven't told me about the plot yet!"

Oh, I'm sorry. It goes like this:

Hobo Jesus climbs up to Rainbow Heaven, to find a Wizard Sensei, and goes on an Epic Journey with eight men and women from the Planets of our Solar System, to a Holy Mountain to find The Truth about The Existence of Man.

Yeah, I know. It doesn't really help. You just have to watch it for yourself. It's a fantastic film, and you won't be disappointed. It's probably the most surreal and entertaining film I've seen in years.

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