El Topo (1970)

El Topo is the surrealist western cult movie that caused controversy because of its strong explicit content, giving birth to the cultural phenomenon of "midnight cinema". John Lennon loved it, and so did David Lynch and Marilyn Manson. It is a movie about values and morale, empathy and sympathy. Jodorowsky offers us an allegorical view of the influence of society in people's (sometimes) irrational behavior towards each other. Discrimination and rejection is very well portrayed, and so is dishonesty, honor and egoism. It is not like any western movie, it is an evolution and extension of the genre, creating new ways of perceiving life and death, love and redefinition of one's persona.

Rating: 8.5/10

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