The Holy Mountain (1973) | Chicago Reader

The Holy Mountain (1973)

Rated R 1973

Alejandro Jodorowsky's big-budget 1973 follow-up to El Topo, again starring himself, is a lot more imaginative and watchable, though no less highfalutin. More overtly religious and New Agey than Jodorowsky's other pictures, it describes a spiritual quest and slings in outrageous shocks at every opportunity, yielding many eyefuls and some occasional food for thought. On the whole, enjoyable nonsense.

Film Credits

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Producer: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Allen Klein, Robert Taicher and Roberto Viskin

Cast: Alejandro Jodorowsky, HorĂ¡cio Salinas, Zamira Saunders, Juan Ferrara, Adriana Page, Burt Kleiner, Valerie Jodorowsky, Nicky Nichols, Richard Rutowski and Luis Loveli

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