The gunfighter El Topo and his naked young son ride through a desert to a village, whose inhabitants have been massacred. Bandits are nearby, torturing and killing the survivors. El Topo rescues a woman, who then leads him on a mission to find and defeat the four master gunmen of the desert.
The gunfighter El Topo (»The Mole«) and his young son ride through a desert to a village, whose inhabitants have been massacred. Bandits are nearby, torturing and killing the survivors. El Topo rescues a woman (Mara), who leads him on a mission to find and defeat the four master gunmen of the desert. Leaving his son with a group of monks, El Topo and Mara complete the mission, accompanied by a mysterious woman in black. The women leave El Topo wounded in the desert, where he is found by a clan of deformed people who take him to the remote cavern where they live. Awakening years later, he goes with a dwarf woman to a nearby town, promising to dig a tunnel through which the cave-dwellers can escape. They find the town run by a vicious sheriff and home to a bizarre religious cult. El Topo’s son, now a man, is a monk in the town. The completion of the tunnel leads El Topo, the townspeople, and the cave-dwellers to a bloody and tragic end.
El Topos siebenjähriger Sohn ist die ganze Zeit (bis auf die letzte Szene), in der er zu sehen ist, also ca. die ersten zwanzig Minuten des Filmes, nur mit Schuhen und einem Hut bekleidet. Warum das so ist, bleibt offen, wie vieles in diesem Film.
Wie schon in der Beschreibung angedeutet ist der Film sehr blutig, überall liegen Leichen bzw. Kadaver herum, Boden bzw. Gewässer sind blutrot, es wird wenig gesprochen, aber dafür ständig jemand getötet oder verletzt.
This film was registered by Heiner into the movie list!