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Alejandro Jodorowsky

El Topo

Edition 1978
125' - 1970 - Western, Drama - Dialogue: Spanish
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky Composer: Alejandro Jodorowsky With: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta
El Topo decides to confront warrior masters on a transformative desert journey he begins with his six-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 gun-slinger in black, riding a horse through a mystical landscape strewn with American Western 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.

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Alejandro Jodorowsky


Alejandro Jodorowsky


Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta


Alejandro Jodorowsky

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Rafael Corkidi


Federico Landeros

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Alejandro Jodorowsky
La cravate (short, 1957), Teatro sin fin (short, 1965), Fando and Lis (1968), El Topo (1970), The Holy Mountain (1973), Tusk (1980), Santa Sangre (1989), The Rainbow Thief (1990), The Dance of Reality (2013), Endless Poetry (2016), Psychomagic, A Healing Art (2019)

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