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Retorno a Aztlán (1991)

A very hard drought devastates an ancient Mexican empire. Warriors and priests fight for power while people are dying. A group of priests return to Aztlan, the mythological place where ... See full summary »

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Juan Mora Catlett

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Juan Mora Catlett (as Juan Mora)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rodrigo Puebla Rodrigo Puebla ... Moctezuma
Rafael Cortes Rafael Cortes ... Ollin
Amado Sumaya Amado Sumaya ... Tlacaelel
Socorro Avelar Socorro Avelar ... Coatlicue 1
Soledad Ruiz Soledad Ruiz ... Coatlicue 2
José Chávez José Chávez ... Cuauhcoatl (as José Chávez Trowe)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tonatiuh Alonso Tonatiuh Alonso ... Warrior 4
José Avilez José Avilez ... Skull Warrior
Juan Diego Del Clero Juan Diego Del Clero ... Ancestor - old
Damián Delgado ... Dirty lad
Rodrigo Franco Rodrigo Franco ... Main Wizard
Agustín Gallardo Agustín Gallardo ... Warrior 6
Antonio Goméz Antonio Goméz ... Warrior 2
Rosendo Granados Rosendo Granados ... Warrior 1
Enrique Guuarro Enrique Guuarro ... Dignitary
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A very hard drought devastates an ancient Mexican empire. Warriors and priests fight for power while people are dying. A group of priests return to Aztlan, the mythological place where Mexican culture was born, to pray to the goddess Coatlicue and stop the drought. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Genres:

Drama | History

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Nahuatl

Release Date:

23 February 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Return to Aztlan See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Important movie
17 August 2017 | by andoarviernesSee all my reviews

Important movie because there are so little movies that tried to capture the essence of the world before the spaniards came, almost all the movies are about the clash and colonization of civilizations. Here we can have an approach of how it could be living in the world of myth, shamans, magic, struggle for power between gods, and how they gave their world a coherence based on these aspects. I have always imagined this kind of myth and magic worlds as a video game like Zelda, in which one has to complete missions, meet gods and avoid the world crumble and succumb. It is a famous myth of creation in Mayas and Aztecs how the gods have to complete many tasks to make the rain come or how corruption makes the gods angry and destroy the world. Its a shame so little movies like this exists, but well, the American indigenous genocida (human and cultural genocide) is very belittled and subtly justified by Christian eurocentrism. Not a perfect movie but with the small budget and information about the prehispanic world, it was a good movie.


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