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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Hernando de Soto
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Young Martin
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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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The birth of a hero. The death of an empire. The adventure of a lifetime.

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6 March 1970 (Ireland)  »

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Den kungliga jakten på solen  »

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Actor Alexander Davion had his head shaved in a tonsure for the movie and, while filming in Spain, was repeatedly mistaken for a defrocked monk. See more »

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Francisco Pizarro: You'll have to furnish me with better argument before I give up Atahualpa!
Estete: Perverse man, what is Atahualpa to you?
Francisco Pizarro: Someone I promised life.
Estete: Promised life. How quaint. The sort of chivalrous idea that you pretend to despise. If you want to be an absolute king, my man, you have to learn how to act out of self-will! Break your word, just because you made it! 'Til then, you're nothing but a... a pig-man trying to copy his betters.
Valverde: My son, listen to me. No promise to a Pagan need bind a Christian. ...
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Innocence (Purity) gone, bloody gold.

Now, watching this movie is like tasting a bottle of fine wine (or beer :)). You may not be satisfied at the beginning, but later... If it weren't for 'Midnight Cowboy' who knows..., then maybe 1969 would be the year of 'The Royal Hunt of the Sun'. Sensational film which depicts brutality, hypocrisy, greed. This awesome picture shows how one peaceful (in comparison with the spanish) world falls apart, shows how reality strikes and hits You real hard (e.g. - Young Martin). Robert Shaw and Christopher Plummer... well... They're absolutely fabulous!!! Christopher Plummer with his attitude and ... c'mon watch Him walking, dancing..., even asking about 'art of writing' ! His unbelievable way of acting goes strictly together as one with the way of thinking, moving, ranting... pointing His finger. Robert Shaw - angry, coping with His injured leg, unbeatable, bursting with force. One world dies, as the other one devours Its essence. In the name of god none gives a damn about that. Well maybe some of them do..., but when They have to choose...

WARNING: It's strongly recommended to watch this Movie.


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