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La otra conquista (1998)

R
105 min | Drama, History

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 ...See moreIt 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 Christians; to replace their human sacrifices and feathered deities with public Christenings and fealty to the Blessed Virgin Mary. With Topiltzin, Friar Diego faces his most difficult spiritual and personal challenge, for when Topiltzin is captured by Spanish troops and presented to Cortés [Iñaki Aierra], the Spanish Conqueror places Topiltzin's conversion under Friar Diego's care. Old world confronts the New as Topiltzin struggles to preserve his own beliefs, whilst Friar Diego attempts to impose his own. Moreover, all the while, the question remains: Who is converting whom? Written by Dennis Davidson Associates (DDA) See less
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$ 3,500,000
Opening Wknd
$ 305,308
Gross (USA)
$ 886,410
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Apr 21, 2000 (United States)

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43 cast members
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Damián Delgado
Topiltzin / Tomás Topiltzin / Tomás   See fewer
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José Carlos Rodríguez
Fray Diego de La Coruña Fray Diego de La Coruña   See fewer
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Elpidia Carrillo
Tecuichpo / Doña Isabel Tecuichpo / Doña Isabel   See fewer
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Iñaki Aierra
Hernando Cortés Hernando Cortés   See fewer
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Honorato Magaloni
Capitán Cristóbal Quijano Capitán Cristóbal Quijano   See fewer
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Guillermo Ríos
Alanpoyatzin - hermano Alanpoyatzin - hermano   See fewer
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Josefina Echánove
Nanahuatzin - abuela Nanahuatzin - abuela   See fewer
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Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez
Beata Conversa Beata Conversa   See fewer
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Álvaro Guerrero
Rolando Rolando   See fewer
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Rufino Echegoyen
Fray Sebastián Fray Sebastián   See fewer
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Lourdes Villareal
Cihuacóatl - sumo sacerdote Cihuacóatl - sumo sacerdote   See fewer
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Luisa Ávila
Xilonen - Princesa Xilonen - Princesa   See fewer
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Ramón Barragán
Ramón Quevedo - notario (as Ramon Barragan) Ramón Quevedo - notario (as Ramon Barragan)   See fewer
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Diana Bracho
Doña Juana Doña Juana   See fewer
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José Luis Caro
Padre Santa María (as José Luis Carol) Padre Santa María (as José Luis Carol)   See fewer
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Martin LaSalle
Fraile Superior (as Martín Lasalle) Fraile Superior (as Martín Lasalle)   See fewer
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Nicolás Jasso
Guerrero Dual Guerrero Dual   See fewer
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Carlos Torrestorija
Soldado Héctor Soldado Héctor   See fewer
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Javier Bautista
Soldado Lorenzo Soldado Lorenzo   See fewer
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Carlos Álvarez
Soldado Manuel Soldado Manuel   See fewer
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Alejandro Bracho
Alférez Pedro Alférez Pedro   See fewer
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Soldado Álvaro
Álvaro Domingo Álvaro Domingo   See fewer
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Josefo Rodríguez
Soldado Pablo Soldado Pablo   See fewer
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Gerardo Moscoso
Soldado Gaspar Soldado Gaspar   See fewer
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Alvaro Hegewisch
Soldado Martín Soldado Martín   See fewer
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Amelia Zapata
Doncella Doncella   See fewer
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Ángeles Cruz
Doncella Doncella   See fewer
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Francisca Delgado
Doncella Doncella   See fewer
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Rafael Cortes
Guerrero Águila Guerrero Águila   See fewer
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Javier Escobar
Guerrero Jabalí Guerrero Jabalí   See fewer
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Víctor Linares
Bosco - intérprete Bosco - intérprete   See fewer
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Javier Galindo
Jardinero converso Jardinero converso   See fewer
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Adyari Cházaro
Mamá Indígena Mamá Indígena   See fewer
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Nadia Cervantes
Bebé Mestiza Bebé Mestiza   See fewer
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Roberto Ruy
Indígena rudo Indígena rudo   See fewer
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Alan L. Sanderson
Fray Sentadillas Fray Sentadillas   See fewer
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Alfonso C. García
Fray Pollito Fray Pollito   See fewer
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Mauricio Esqueda
Verdugo Verdugo   See fewer
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Maya Zapata
Xochiquetzal - niña intérprete Xochiquetzal - niña intérprete   See fewer
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Juan-Salvador Carrasco
Baby Jesus - Niño Dios Baby Jesus - Niño Dios   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 1,073 votes