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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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Credits

Director

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Composer

Alejandro Jodorowsky

With

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta

Scenario

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Director of Photography

Rafael Corkidi

Editor

Federico Landeros

More information

Dialogue

Spanish

Countries of production

Mexico

Year

1970

Filmography

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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