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Credited as being one of the first ever Midnight Movies, and one that regularly features on top lists of the greatest cult films of all time, El Topo is a 1970 American-Mexican western film written and directed by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky. Jodorowsky became an auteur of the weird and surreal with El Topo and it's follow-upThe Holy Mountain in 1973. The success of which lead him to attempt to bring the sci-fi epic Dune to the screen in 1975.
In the movie El Topo (the mole) a gunfighter dressed all in black decides to confront warrior Masters, on a self-reflective journey on which he takes with his son (Jodorowsky's son in real life). The movie is a mystical and spiritual journey, in the style of a spaghetti western. Filled with surreal images, Eastern mysticism and Christian symbolism, as El Topo who is god-like character on a quest for enlightenment. Or some such thing. It's better not to try and work out what El Topo is actually about, and just let it wash over you.
Weird Retro Fact: Read the article about Jodorowsky's failed attempt to bring the sc-fi novel Dune to the big screen before David Lynch did. The Greatest Film Never Made: Jodorowsky's Dune.