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Fando and Lis (1968)

Fando y Lis (original title)
Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.

Director:

Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)

Writers:

Fernando Arrabal (play), Fernando Arrabal (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergio Kleiner ... Fando (as Sergio Klainer)
Diana Mariscal Diana Mariscal ... Lis
María Teresa Rivas María Teresa Rivas ... Fando's Mother
Tamara Garina Tamara Garina ... Pope
Juan José Arreola Juan José Arreola ... Well-Dressed Man with Book (as Juan Jose Arreola)
Rene Rebetez Rene Rebetez
Amparo Villegas
Miguel Álvarez Acosta Miguel Álvarez Acosta ... (as Lic. Miguel Alvarez Acosta)
Raul Romero Raul Romero
Julio Castillo Julio Castillo
Adrián Ramos Adrián Ramos ... (as Adrian Ramos)
Henry West Henry West
Luis Urias Luis Urias
Valerie Jodorowsky ... Junkyard Temptress / Woman with Leg Brace (as Valerie-Jean)
Graciela R. de Mariscal Graciela R. de Mariscal ... Entertained Woman
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Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.

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See this film before it sees you.

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 June 1972 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Fando and Lis See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$665
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Producciones Panicas See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

An excerpt of dialogue plays out the otherwise instrumental track 'The Hawthorne Passage' by American blackened folk metal band Agalloch on their 2002 album The Mantle

Lis (singing): Yo moriré y nadie se acordará de mí. De mí... Fando: Sí, Lis, yo me acordaré de ti e iré a verte al cementerio con una flor y un perro, y en tu funeral cantaré, en voz baja, "¡Que bonito es un entierro!" See more »

Quotes

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Narrator: Once upon a time... a long, long time ago... there was a mystical city, Tar. And at that time all the cities were intact and flourishing, because the final war had not yet begun. When the great catastrophe occurred, all the cities crumbled... except Tar. Tar still exists. If you know where to look for it, you will find it. And when you get there you will be presented with wine and water and play with a gramophone. When you get there, you will help harvest grapes and you will pick ...
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Alternate Versions

Shortly after Federico Fellini's Satyricon was released to appreciative audiences in the USA, an English dubbed version was hurriedly released that was re-edited to appear more "Felliniesque" and was 13 minutes shorter than the original edit. It was a critical and financial flop. See more »

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Jodorowsky's First Masterpiece
25 April 2001 | by noelartmSee all my reviews

The sad fact is that nobody makes movies like this anymore. Surrealism is dead and has been replaced by so-called "reality-based TV". Seeing FANDO & LIS over thirty years later, one realizes the power Jodorowsky has to teach a new generation how it's done - for the pendulum is sure to swing back in surrealism's favor any day now. Listen to the audio commentary and learn how to use symbolism effectively. Nobody does it better. The scene in the graveyard alone is a classic. As for shock value, this was the UN CHIEN ANDALOU (1928 by Luis Bunuel & Savador Dali) of it's day. Yes, like its predecessor, FANDO Y LIS caused riots when first screened and it's easy to see why. Audiences are still being challenged by it. This is the first "midnight movie" made before the term was even coined. There is only one way to describe it: a brilliantly shocking masterpiece.


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