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The Mole (El Topo) - Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mara Lorenzio, Robert John, Alejandro Jodorowsky

Threat advisory: Under evaluation

Movie propaganda

See the naked young Franciscans whipped with cactus. See the bandit leader disembowelled. See the priest ride into the sunset with a midget and her newborn baby. What it all means isn't exactly clear, but you won't forget it.

Theatrical propaganda posters

The Mole (El Topo) poster image

Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film crime Mexico Western horse gunfighter mystic sharp-shooter

Persons of interest

  • Alejandro Jodorowsky .... El Topo
  • Brontis Jodorowsky .... Son of El Topo, as a boy
  • José Legarreta .... Dying Man
  • Mara Lorenzio .... Mara
  • David Silva .... The Colonel
  • Paula Romo .... Woman in black
  • Jacqueline Luis .... Small woman
  • José Antonio Alcaraz .... Sheriff
  • Felipe Díaz Garza .... Deputy
  • Patricio Pereda .... The child
  • Robert John .... Son of El Topo, as a man
  • Julián de Meriche .... Priest
  • Valerie Tremblay .... Woman in church
  • José Luis González de León .... Man in church
  • Francisco González Salazar .... Shopkeeper
  • Pedro García .... Man with carrot
  • Alejandro Jodorowsky .... Screenwriter
  • Alejandro Jodorowsky .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • The Mole (El Topo) official movie site
  • The Mole (El Topo) film production notes
  • The Mole (El Topo) QuickTime movie trailers
  • Awards and film festivals:
    • Ariel Awards, Mexico 1972: Won: Silver Ariel: Best Cinematography (Rafael Corkidi)
    • Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival 1974: Won: Special Jury Award (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
  • NB: Spanish language dialogue with English language subtitles
  • Studios and distributors:

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The crime, Mexico, Western movie The Mole (El Topo) is directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky and stars Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mara Lorenzio, Robert John.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Picture: 4:3
  • Special features:
    • Commentaries: Alejandro Jodorowsky (Director)
    • Interviews: Alejandro Jodorowsky
    • Trailers: Theatrical
  • Subtitles: English

Government security censorship classification

R 18+ (Strong violence, strong sexual references)

Surveillance time

124 minutes (2:04 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD retail: 13 September 2007

Cinema surveillance images

The Mole (El Topo) image

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