The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect develops between captive and captor. Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
The birth of a hero. The death of an empire. The adventure of a lifetime.
6 March 1970 (Ireland)
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Den kungliga jakten på solen
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
had played Pizarro in the 1965 Broadway run of the play; he was asked by Robert Shaw
to sign on to the film as Atahualpa. Plummer drew inspiration for his own performance from David Carradine's stage depiction of the Inca. See more
Look around you! Happiness has no feel for men here, since they are forbidden unhappiness. They have everything in common, so they have nothing to give each other. They're part of the seasons, no more. As indistinguishable as mules, as predictable as trees.
[louder, to Atahualpa
All men are born unequal, and want is their birthright! Atahualpa, I will not rest until I have brought you to the true God.
Is not true! Where is he?
[He goes to the window and looks up at the sky
There is ...