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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)

G  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  6 March 1970 (Ireland)
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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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Valverde
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Vasca
Alfredo Porras ...
Manco
Joaquín Parra ...
Mendoza
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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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Den kungliga jakten på solen  »

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Producer Philip Yordan also read extensively in support of the movie, and in Spain he received access to 16th century eyewitness accounts. A speech given during Atahualpa's trial was derived from the actual trial records. See more »

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Valverde: Tell me, how can the Sun have a child?
Manco: How could your god have a child, since you say he has no body?
Valverde: He is a spirit inside us.
Villac Umu: Your god is inside you? How can this be?
Atahualpa: They eat him. First he become a biscuit, and then they eat him.
Villac Umu: We have seen this! At praying, you say, this is the body of our god.
Atahualpa: And then they drink his blood! Is very bad. Here in my empire, we not eat men.
Valverde: You are being deliberately stupid!
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the most significant battle in history
27 April 1999 | by (las vegas) – See all my reviews

This dramatic tale of what was arguably the most significant and one sided battle in history should be seen by all. A trivial army of 167 conquistadors lead by Pisarro killed 7000 of the Inca's god king Atahualpa's army of 80,000 in a single battle. The battle was symbolic of Spain's rape of America, but more generally of Europe's domination of the world. The "victory" of the west can be seen as no more than the "good luck" of the bloody thirsty warriors of Western Europe who learned so much from fighting with each other that collectively they could achieve world hegemony. In this battle horsemen, steel, and an ideology of duplicity won the day over a naive other world whose innocence is now virtually unimaginable.


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