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Status: Released

Runtime: 125

Budget: $400,000

Revenue: -

Language: es

Webpage: -

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  •  NR

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  • El Topo
  • 鼴鼠
Content Score: 100


6.9/10 (34 votes)


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.


The Definitive Cult Spaghetti Western


Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky

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Brontis Jodorowsky

Brontis Jodorowsky
as Son of El Topo

José Legarreta

José Legarreta
as Dying Man

Alfonso Aráu

Alfonso Aráu
as Bandit

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