El Topo (1970) IMDb

Categorization

Surreal allegorical Western built on psychoanalysis, Christianity and Eastern philosophy. Also a classic underground/cult film, the first but not the most famous of the “midnight movies”.

Subject

A black-clad gunslinger takes a small, naked boy (presumably his son) out into the desert to bury a toy and picture. They return to a desecrated village and then set out for revenge. Succeeding against the fearsome Colonel, the gunslinger leaves the boy and acquires a girlfriend who propels him onward to fight each of the four great master gunslingers, learning the lessons required for a transcendent rebirth in time to meet the boy again.

Commentary

A /b/ movie.

fiction moving picture