Artikelnummer 5233

FANDO Y LIS (1968) * with switchable English subtitles *

Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandro Jodorowsky) Writers: Fernando Arrabal (play), Fernando Arrabal (dialogue) | 3 more credits » Stars: Tamara Garina, Sergio Kleiner, Diana Mariscal

Filmed in black and white and with a very low budget, the film follows Fando and his paraplegic lover Lis as they make their way through a grim, post-apocalyptic landscape searching for the town of Tar. The mythical town is rumored to make all of your dreams come true. Along the way, they meet up with a very strange cast of characters. They come upon a ruined town where the women try to lure Fando into sex games and Lis is forced to fend for herself. Other scenarios involve people bathing in mud, where Fando leaves Lis to stand on her own for a while; a group of cross-dressers, who dress Fando and Lis in each other’s clothing in a surreal gender bending scene; and a rather unsettling scene where Fando undresses Lis and allows strange men to touch her naked body. One sequence in particular involves four old women playing cards, with the winner of each hand getting up close and personal with a young, buff man. By the time the film reaches its conclusion, Lis has been transformed into a Christ-like figure.

DVD-R is in Spanish with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 96 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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