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El Topo

El Topo (Alejandro Jodorowsky) is talked into trying to defeat four gun masters in order to earn the love of a woman (Mara Lorenzio). The movie that gave the director a global cult reputation is a famous example of an ā€acid westernā€, where the genreā€™s traditional elements are fused with 1960s counterculture. Inspiring many subsequent filmmakers, El Topo offers dreamlike sequences, religious symbolism, deformed bodies and buckets of blood. Some viewers will experience the ultimate trip, others will find the film much ado about nothing.

1970-Mexico. 125 min. Color. ProductionĀ design, costumeĀ design, music, screenplay and direction byĀ Alejandro Jodorowsky. Cinematography: Rafael Corkidi. Cast: Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo), Brontis Jodorowsky (Hijo), Mara Lorenzio (Mara), David Silva, Paula Romo, Hector Martinez.

Trivia:Ā In the beginning of the film, El Topoā€™s son is played by Jodorowskyā€™s real-life son Brontis.Ā 



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