A bizarre, ultra-violent, allegorical Western, "El Topo" is set in two halves that have widely been compared to the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. In the first half, Jodorowsky plays a violent, black-clad gunfighter who, accompanied by his naked son, sets off on a murderous mission to challenge four Zen masters of gunfighting, and learns from each of them a Great Lesson before they die.
In the second half, El Topo sets out to find personal redemption, secluding himself in a subterranean community to learn the ways of peace, but unfortunately death is never far away.
Starring Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Josť Legarreta, Alfonso Arau, Josť Luis FernŠndez
Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Running Time - 2:05
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, December 18th, 1970
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