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La otra conquista (1998)

 -  Drama | History  -  1 April 1999 (Mexico)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Topiltzin / Tomás
José Carlos Rodríguez ...
Fray Diego de La Coruña
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Tecuichpo / Doña Isabel
Iñaki Aierra ...
Honorato Magaloni ...
Capitán Cristóbal Quijano
Guillermo Ríos ...
Alanpoyatzin - hermano
Josefina Echánove ...
Nanahuatzin - abuela
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ...
Beata Conversa
Álvaro Guerrero ...
Rolando
Rufino Echegoyen ...
Fray Sebastián
Lourdes Villareal ...
Cihuacóatl - sumo sacerdote
Luisa Ávila ...
Xilonen - Princesa
Ramon Barragan ...
Ramón Quevedo - notario
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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El espíritu de un pueblo trasciende cualquier conquista. See more »

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

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1 April 1999 (Mexico)  »

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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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The Spirit of Mankind
19 January 2001 | by (Mexico City, Mexico) – See all my reviews

La otra conquista, tells our story not only as a nation, but as the human race. The true spirit of will and resistance is achieved through the filmed story and through the story behind the film. The movie is about the memory of the past of Mexico and its memory of the future. The memory of the past, obviously is evident through this piece of art, but the memory of the future, is the reassurance of our inheritance as a culture, of our will, of our human spirit. Once I claimed that the author of the film leaved his homecountry, now I understand better in what sense he has contributed mayorly with our culture, with our country. He has sent a message of tolerance to eternity. As a mexican I am grateful for this. Could we remember this film for our own sake?


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