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.

Rating: R (for scenes of violence and some strong sexuality/nudity)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Salvador Carrasco
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 16, 2007
Union Station Media - Official Site



as Topiltzin/Tomas

as Fray Diego de La Cor...

as Doña Isabel

as Hernando Cortes

as Capitán Cristóbal Qu...

as Beata Conversa

as Xilonen

as Ramón Quevedo

as Dona Juana

as Nanahuatzin, the Gr...

as Fray Sebastián

as Guerrero Dual

as Alanpoyatzin, the B...

as Cihuacóatl
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Critic Reviews for The Other Conquest

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (9)

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.

Full Review… | June 2, 2007
Arizona Republic
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Chicago Sun-Times
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San Francisco Chronicle
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Boston Globe
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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

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