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La otra conquista (1998)

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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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Salvador Carrasco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damián Delgado ... Topiltzin / Tomás
José Carlos Rodríguez José Carlos Rodríguez ... Fray Diego de La Coruña
Elpidia Carrillo ... Tecuichpo / Doña Isabel
Iñaki Aierra ... Hernando Cortés
Honorato Magaloni Honorato Magaloni ... Capitán Cristóbal Quijano
Guillermo Ríos Guillermo Ríos ... Alanpoyatzin - hermano
Josefina Echánove ... Nanahuatzin - abuela
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ... Beata Conversa
Álvaro Guerrero ... Rolando
Rufino Echegoyen Rufino Echegoyen ... Fray Sebastián
Lourdes Villareal Lourdes Villareal ... Cihuacóatl - sumo sacerdote
Luisa Ávila Luisa Ávila ... Xilonen - Princesa
Ramón Barragán Ramón Barragán ... Ramón Quevedo - notario (as Ramon Barragan)
Diana Bracho ... Doña Juana
José Luis Caro José Luis Caro ... Padre Santa María (as José Luis Carol)
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Storyline

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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The spirit of a people can never be conquered. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | Nahuatl

Release Date:

21 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$305,308, 23 April 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$886,410, 21 May 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Topiltzin: [in Nahuatl] Mother!
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Crazy Credits

The people and animals that appear in this film did not suffer any kind of physical or psychological damage. See more »

Soundtracks

Aria 'Mater Aeterna'
Performed by Plácido Domingo
Music by Samuel Zyman
Lyrics by Salvador Carrasco
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This is the most powerful, unforgettable and life-altering film I've seen in ages.
5 April 2001 | by Kate EganSee all my reviews

This is the most powerful, unforgettable and life-altering film I've seen in ages. It's amazing that I'm Irish and I felt it was about the story of my people, even though it's about the Aztecs and Spanish. What's wrong with you distributors out there? Why isn't this film playing nationwide?!?!?


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