El Topo

(1970)

Overview

El Topo decides to confront warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey he begins with his 6 year old son, who must bury his childhood totems to become a man. El Topo (the mole) claims to be God, while dressed as a gunfighter in black, riding a horse through a spiritual, mystical landscape strewn with old Western movie, and ancient Eastern religious symbols. Bandits slaughtered a village on his path, so El Topo avenges the massacred, then forcibly takes their leader's woman Mara as his. El Topo's surreal way is bloody, sexual and self-reflective, musing of his own demons, as he tries to vanquish those he encounters.

  1. Alejandro Jodorowsky

    Author, Director

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Status Released

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  • December 18, 1970
    NR
    Theatrical

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    No rating information.

Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Runtime 2h 5m

Budget $400,000.00

Revenue -

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