An outlaw, El Topo, challenges the invincible Four Masters of the Desert for the love of a woman. He defeats them, achieving a higher level of consciousness until his woman betrays him. Starting a new existence as a holy man, El Topo undertakes the liberation of a community of outcasts.
El Topo is a 1970 Mexican acid Western art film written, scored, directed by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky. Characterized by its bizarre characters, occurrences and heavy doses of Judeo-Christian symbolism and Eastern philosophy. The film is about "El Topo"—a violent, black-clad gunfighter played by Jodorowsky himself—and his quest for enlightenment.