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La otra conquista (1998)

It is May 1520 in the vast Aztec Empire one year after the Spanish Conqueror Hernán Cortés' arrival in Mexico. "The Other Conquest" opens with the infamous massacre of the Aztecs at the ... See full summary »

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Topiltzin / Tomás
José Carlos Rodríguez ...
Fray Diego de La Coruña
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Tecuichpo / Doña Isabel
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Honorato Magaloni ...
Capitán Cristóbal Quijano
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Alanpoyatzin - hermano
Josefina Echánove ...
Nanahuatzin - abuela
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Beata Conversa
Álvaro Guerrero ...
Rolando
Rufino Echegoyen ...
Fray Sebastián
Lourdes Villareal ...
Cihuacóatl - sumo sacerdote
Luisa Ávila ...
Xilonen - Princesa
Ramón Barragán ...
Ramón Quevedo - notario (as Ramon Barragan)
Diana Bracho ...
José Luis Caro ...
Padre Santa María (as José Luis Carol)
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It is May 1520 in the vast Aztec Empire one year after the Spanish Conqueror Hernán Cortés' arrival in Mexico. "The Other Conquest" opens with the infamous massacre of the Aztecs at the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan [what is now called Mexico City]. The sacred grounds are covered with the countless bodies of priests and nobility slaughtered by the Spanish Armies under Cortés' command. The lone Aztec survivor of the massacre is a young Indian scribe named Topiltzin [Damián Delgado]. Topiltzin, who is the illegitimate son of the Aztec Emperor Moctezuma, survives the onslaught by burying himself under a stack of bodies. As if awakening from a dream, the young man rises from among the dead to find his mother murdered, the Spanish in power and the dawn of a new era in his native land. A New World with new leaders, language, customs... and God. Representing the New Order is the Spanish Friar Diego [José Carlos Rodríguez]. His mission is to convert the "savage" natives into civilised ... Written by Dennis Davidson Associates (DDA)

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Rated R for scenes of violence and some strong sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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21 April 2000 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$305,308 (USA) (21 April 2000)

Gross:

$886,410 (USA) (19 May 2000)
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Topiltzin: [in Nahuatl] Mother!
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"The Other Conquest" is a historical fiction that, by combining real and fictitious characters and events, explores the period between the fall of Mexico-Tenochtitlan in 1521 and the apparitions of the Virgin of Guadalupe in 1531. See more »

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Aria 'Mater Aeterna'
Performed by Plácido Domingo
Music by Samuel Zyman
Lyrics by Salvador Carrasco
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An Epic story with an important message. A modern MUST SEE
26 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie has the tone of an epic story and a universal message of tolerance. The beautiful shots and the storytelling grab you from the first image and bring the audience in a journey through history following the uneasy path of the main character. But the story is never easy to guess and the feeling to witness something real is what keeps you on the edge of your seat. The characters never feel one-dimensional or convenient, they are part of the story and their historical role is portrayed in details. But there is something more: the story behind the movie. The making of it is, per se, an amazing adventure that every aspiring filmmaker must see.


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