An allegorical western about a gunslinger seeking to better himself through battle.
Video game designer Goichi Suda (aka Suda51) has stated that El Topo was one of the inspirations behind his video game No More Heroes.
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El Topo has become a cult classic due to its heavy religious symbolism and strange use of maimed and dwarf characters.
The title "El Topo" means "Mole." The meaning behind this is that the main character is like a creature who lives underground, in the darkness, but eventually burrows his way upwards into the light.