A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood"), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother.
Attributes: Complex, Slow, Dark, Watch By Myself
Genre: Indie, Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Foreign, Horror, Science Fiction
Release date: April 30, 1989
Runtime: 123 min
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky