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Parents Guide for
El Topo (1970) More at IMDbPro »El topo (original title)

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-A woman is stripped and briefly raped. Her bare breasts are visible. The man sits between her legs and a quick shot shows a close up of her face screaming. In a scene, a man grabs a woman's breast. In another, a man has sex with a woman on the desert's sand. We see a close up of his chest against hers, her nipple is obscured by the sand.

-Two women swim nude together. Their bare breasts are visible.Several scenes of the two women kissing. In several other scenes, many women are seen completely naked.

-Four monks are stripped naked and humiliated, they are kissed on the lips by four other men, During this scene their bare buttocks are visible. Several other scenes of homosexual kissing, but not as graphic as this.

-A castrated man stumbles around naked, though he covers himself with his hand, we see his buttocks and hips.

-A female midget is forced to strip down to her underpants and have sex with a man in front of an audience. Her breasts are visible.

-A group of very old women are dressed in very skimpy outfits, they show legs, shoulders and very deep cleavages. They force themselves on a man and accuse him of raping them.

-A young boy is naked for the first quarter of the movie. He is often shown unobstructed from the front, however his genitals aren't shown in explicit detail as with The Dance of Reality.


-Many shootings, some show bloody wounds and occasional blood spray, others show nothing but a jerking body.

-A village is shown with its massacred inhabitants littering the place. Some bloody bodies are seen from a distance. Blood is seen on walls and the ground. Some of the dead carnage belongs to animals, their entrails are seen in bloody close-ups for a split-second.

-Several shots of graphic branding, a man quietly burns himself to death. Several scenes feature a swarm of bees, including a scene were a man bites a hive and we presume the bees sting him.

-A man is swiftly castrated. Blood sprays upward for a split-second as we see his POV (we don not see his genitals). He then shoots himself in the mouth splattering the wall behind him with blood (very brief)

Occassional swear words are uttered.

A few people are shown drinking.

The branding scenes are intense, though brief.

A couple of unwilling (but brief) sex scenes may distress some viewers.

Some bizarre imagery, such as an armless man and legless man sticking to each other to make a complete one.

Australia:R18+ (original rating) / Australia:MA15+ (re-rating) (2007) / Canada:16+ / Canada:R / Finland:K-18 / France:16 / Hong Kong:III / Italy:VM18 / Japan:R15+ (2010) / Netherlands:18 / South Korea:18 / UK:18 / UK:X (original rating) (cut) / USA:Not Rated / West Germany:18

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