El Topo

  • Dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky

  • Mexico, 1970, Spanish, 125mins, DCP, Category III

  • Cast: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Mara Lorenzio

From death, comes freedom; from blood, comes peace. Starring as a black-clad horseman, the director rides through a stark desert with his naked son, setting out to take revenge on the bandits for a massacre, and conquer four Masters with dirty tricks that leave him in an agony of remorse. Shot in the style of a strikingly violent spaghetti Western, the journey to redemption is infatuated with lakes of blood, fetish obsession, religious symbolism and dwarf pantomime. Fusing Eastern spirituality with European surrealism, this electrifying underground film becomes an instant cult sensation, earning Jodorowsky an ardent fan – John Lennon.



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