Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Other Conquest (La otra conquista)

Mexico 1998

Details imdb

Seen 27 June 2012

Ratings from other sources
IMDB 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 54% liked it

My ratings 6.0/10
The story revolves around the conversion to Christianity of the native population in Mexico. The conquerors, the Spaniards leave no stone unturned in their efforts to make Mexico the new Spain.

My favourite dialogue from the film:
Why have you come to take away what is ours?

My impressions:

The clash of civilisation
Centuries ago
The conquerors
The conquered
Between them
Blood flows easily

In one, the blood of sacrifice
In the other, the blood of salvation

One has noble aims
Besides the riches and glory

One is determined
To stay true
To oneself
The set of beliefs
Since ancient times

Who will triumph
Are there any winners?

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