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José Legarreta José Legarreta
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Alfonso Arau Alfonso Arau
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José Luis Fernández José Luis Fernández
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Ali Junco Ali Junco
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Spaghetti head trip

10 years, 11 months 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.

Four thousand buckets of fake blood were used during th... read more

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4 months, 1 week ago at Dec 7 18:55
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cruda y profunda. violenta pero poetica.asi puedo describir esta maravillosa pelicula.
fotografia y direccion esotericas, actuaciones muy bien logradas y un soundtrack turbio.
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A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters.
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“cruda y profunda. violenta pero poetica.asi puedo describir esta maravillosa pelicula. fotografia y direccion esotericas, actuaciones muy bien lograda”

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