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El Topo (El topo) (1970)

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José Legarreta José Legarreta
Moribundo
Alfonso Arau Alfonso Arau
Bandido 1
José Luis Fernández José Luis Fernández
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Ali Junco Ali Junco
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Gerardo Zepeda Gerardo Zepeda
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René Barrera René Barrera
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Spaghetti head trip

10 years, 1 month ago at May 22 9:59
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I left my sofa having experienced the most surreal filmic experience of my life. I thought 'Tommy' was strange until I saw El Topo.

El Topo can be best described as a psychedelic head trip western. It's modeled on the spaghetti westerns of the late sixties, but that does not mean you should expect a Leone clone.

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A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters.
Release date: 15 April 1971
Tags: Mexico (16), Western (15), 1970 (12), 1970s (10), Surrealism (8), Cult (5), Religion (5), Massacre (4), Murder (3), Rape (3), Spanish (3), Bizarre (2), Tunnel (2), Surreal (2), Suicide (2), Monk (2), Revenge (2), Desert (2), El Topo (2), Self Immolation (2)
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"After I saw The Holy Mountain, I was curious about El Topo and Santa Sangre. El Topo has been described as an "acid Western". Those two words perfectly describe this film, although it is not as trippy as the Holy Mountain. The thing with Alejandro Jodorowsky's films is that we expect to be shocked and that makes them less shocking. "


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