Santa Sangre * Alejandro Jodorowsky (1989)

However not as weird as I expected (or hoped), “Santa Sangre” is a nicely strange film. We follow a circus with (of course) strange characters. Jumping back and forth in time, the story appears to be mostly about “Fenix” who used to be “the boy magician”, but his experiences in the circus got him into a madhouse. The film is a bit of a collection of separate scenes with a red thread acting as a story. There are some slightly horrorish scenes (amateuristic blood splattering), a few ‘shocking’ elements (perhaps in 1989) and some nice findings. Overall not really a masterpiece in my opinion, but at least more interesting than the average Hollywood production.

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