El Topo (The Mole) is a 1970 cult movie, directed by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky, a Chilean filmmaker of Russian-Jewish birth. The movie caused quite a commotion in the early 70s for its graphic violence and sensuality, in addition to its bizarre, surrealistic imagery. There is no denying the film is about the eponymous character using allegory and religious iconography to tell the story of a gunfighter, El Topo, who wanders the desert on an odyssey seeking enlightenment. But first, he must defeat four master gunfighters and dig a tunnel to free a colony of deformed underground dwellers from their dark confines. This experimental avant-garde film surely has reached the cult status.
"If you are great, El Topo is a great picture. If you are limited, El Topo is limited." - Alejandro Jodorowsky