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El Topo (18)

16 January

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

Details

Jodorowsky himself plays ‘The Mole’: a black-clad, master-gunfighter in this Mexican acid Western. The film opens with El Topo journeying across a desert dreamscape with his young son to duel four sharp-shooting Zen masters, who each bestow a Great Lesson before they die. El Topo’s journey sees him become the guru of a subterranean tribe of deformed outcasts who he must liberate from depraved cultists in a neighbouring town. 

  • Director Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Cast Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jorodowsky, Maria Lorenzio
  • Country Mexico
  • Language English subtitles
  • Year of production 1973
  • Running time 2h5m
  • Certificate 18
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