The Other Conquest (2007)




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On Nov. 8, 1519, the Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortés and his small army rode into the Aztec capital of the vast Mexican Empire, where they were welcomed by the Emperor Moctezuma. Within two years, the Aztec civilization was in a state of orphanage, the survivors having lost their families, homes, language, temples... and gods.
R (for scenes of violence and some strong sexuality/nudity)
Art House & International , Drama
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José Carlos Rodríguez
as Fray Diego de La Coruna
Elpidia Carrillo
as Doña Isabel
Iñaki Aierra
as Hernando Cortes
Honorato Magaloni
as Capitán Cristóbal Quijano
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez
as Beata Conversa
Luisa Ávila
as Xilonen
Ramon Barragan
as Ramón Quevedo
Diana Bracho
as Dona Juana
Josefina Echánove
as Nanahuatzin
Rufino Echegoyen
as Fray Sebastián
Nicolás Jasso
as Guerrero Dual
Guillermo Ríos
as Alanpoyatzin
Lourdes Villareal
as Cihuacóatl
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Critic Reviews for The Other Conquest

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

In his bravura feature debut, [Salvador] Carrasco has created nothing less than a dazzling vision of the birth of a uniquely Mexican religion born of the searing fusion of Catholic and Aztec deities.

Full Review… | June 18, 2007
Los Angeles Times
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An arresting, balletic performance by Damian Delgado powers this vividly imagined, elegantly paced mystery play beyond period exoticism to a bona fide illumination of social, and sacred, history.

Full Review… | June 6, 2007
L.A. Weekly
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[Director] Carrasco uses shadows and mirrors to create effects he has no actual budget for. The lack of money shows on-screen but is cleverly hidden by the director's genius for making us care about his story so much that we forgive all else.

June 1, 2007
Arizona Republic
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An incendiary mix of politics, religion, war, violence and personal turbulence -- not an easy film, but a complicated work of art.

Full Review… | June 18, 2007

A grand mural of trauma, with superb colors, a great escape scene and fertile myth-probing about how masters and vassals together forged the hot core of Mexican Catholicism.

Full Review… | June 18, 2007
San Diego Union-Tribune

Caught between efforts to redress Eurocentric accounts of the conquest of Mexico and a tendency to slide into old-movie melodramatics, Carrasco's film is often gorgeous, never less than entertaining and occasionally moving.

Full Review… | May 17, 2007

Audience Reviews for The Other Conquest


Foreign, Spanish. It was a good movie, but could have been so much better. Film quality wasn't the best in spots and the storyline, went on a religious trek, instead of staying on the conquest and sacking of the temples. It's about the son of Montezuma and his religious conversion after the sacking of his civilization. It was good, but could have been better. I am on the fence for this recommendation; if you want to see it, see it, if you don't, don't.

William Winningham
William Winningham

Excellent movie that examines how the Spaniards were affected by the Indigineous habitants of Mexico. It is a shame that Mel Gibson used it for the gory Apocalypto. Take my advice. Do Not watch Apocalypto, watch this magnifiecently photographed work of art

Maricarmen Martinez
Maricarmen Martinez

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