6.7/10
1,084
495 user 40 critic

La otra conquista (1998)

Trailer
2:19 | Trailer
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 »

Director:

Salvador Carrasco
Reviews
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Juan Mora Catlett
Stars: Rodrigo Puebla, Rafael Cortes, Amado Sumaya
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A handful of survivors from a disastrous 1528 Spanish expedition to Florida journey across the coast until they reach Mexico.

Director: Nicolás Echevarría
Stars: Juan Diego, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Roberto Sosa
El Dorado (1988)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The film tells the epic story of an expedition that took place between 1560 and 1561, headed by Pedro de Ursúa, in search of "El Dorado." The territory they explored subsequently became ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Omero Antonutti, Eusebio Poncela, Lambert Wilson
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1532, Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro leads an expedition into the heart of the Inca Empire and captures the Incan Emperor Atahualpa and claims Peru for Spain.

Director: Irving Lerner
Stars: Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young woman fights Spanish Conquistadors to protect her people.

Director: Juan Mora Catlett
Stars: Carlos Enrique Alarcón, Édgar Alejandre, Erandini Catalina Alvarado Villegas
Hurt III (2015)
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A quiet, misunderstood high school outcast contemplates an unspeakable crime.

Director: Brandon Chang
Stars: Flint Bayanito, Maude Bonanni, Brandon Boone
Documentary | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture. He believes, that Mexico can become a modern state.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Grigoriy Aleksandrov
Jericho (1991)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

At early 16th century a priest joins the spanish conquerros in order to bring christianity to the indios. The expedition is murdered by the indios, only the priest is sparred. Santiago, the... See full summary »

Director: Luis Alberto Lamata
Stars: Cosme Cortázar, Francis Rueda, Doris Díaz
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Spain conquered the seas, found a new world and different realities than the one known in Europe. But a question needed to be answered with what they found in those new territories: do the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe
Stars: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean Carmet
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Greta moves into her recently deceased aunt's mansion and starts throwing wild parties with her friends; however, what looks to be the best summer of their lives turns into a fight for their lives after Beker, her aunt's prized cat, drowns in the home's pool.

Director: Henry Bedwell
Stars: Zuria Vega, Adriana Louvier, Eréndira Ibarra
Edit

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 ... Capitán Cristóbal Quijano
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 Carol José Luis Carol ... Padre Santa María
Edit

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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The spirit of a people transcends any conquest. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | Nahuatl

Release Date:

21 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Other Conquest See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$305,308, 23 April 2000

Gross USA:

$894,410

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$894,410
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[first lines]
Topiltzin: [in Nahuatl] Mother!
See more »

Crazy Credits

"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 »

Soundtracks

Aria 'Mater Aeterna'
Performed by Plácido Domingo
Music by Samuel Zyman
Lyrics by Salvador Carrasco
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The battle of the religious fanatics is on.
17 June 2000 | by Billy EdwardsSee all my reviews

La Otra Conquista is a contrast of two religions, one believes in sacrificing its own people to its Goddess and the other wants to seemingly sacrifice other peoples to the Mother of God. This makes for interesting contrast. It would have been far more interesting, had it delved further into how the Aztecs hid their religion inside the Catholic faith (Substituting their Goddess with the Virgin Mary, etc.), but this area was not fully explored. Damián Delgado shows, once again what an under appreciated actor he is and the beautiful Elpidia Carrillo gives another one of her performances that makes you wonder why the hell she isn't a household name. In fact, the whole cast does an exceptional job. In brief, it may not be as profound as it set out to be, but it's more than worth taking a look at.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 495 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed