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El Topo

MX 1970, 2h05
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Drama, western
Spanish spoken, Dutch subtitles


El Topo, about a gunslinger on a revenge mission who collides with inner spiritual walls, is surreal-comic, shockingly gory and extremely symbolic. Jodorowsky picks up where his idols left off. If Leone’s einzelgängers had only tentatively messianic traits, El Topo (played by Jodorowsky himself) says he is God himself. And where Fellini sometimes depicted dreams, Jodorowsky gradually abandons all connection with reality. At the time, this quirky classic was enthusiastically touted by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and started the ‘midnight movie’ phenomenon. A highly unique psychedelic western, fully restored.

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  • El Topo

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