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Return to Aztlán (1990)
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Return to Aztlán (1990)
Original name: Retorno a Aztlán
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When King Motecuzoma dies in 1468, a drought sets upon the Mexicas' land. The younger Motecuzoma sends a retinue to collect tributes from the peasants and make an offering to Coatlicue at Aztlán, the home of their ancestors. The peasant Ollin finds a discarded tribute and makes his own journey to Aztlán to appease his rulers.
Plot: native american, religion, pyramid, quest, mythology, aztec, goddess, mexican, drought
Time: 15th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about religion, priest, faith, execution, torture, king and violence mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like Return to Aztlán: New World (1978), The Other Conquest (1998), Il Primo Re (2019), Santo Luzbel (1996), Magnificat (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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New World (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the end of the 16th century, as the Spanish conquerors strive to subdue the New World, they confront another problem of equal magnitude: the evangelization of the natives, who are people of deep religious beliefs and refuse to understand nor ...
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The Other Conquest (1998)
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Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Il Primo Re (2019)
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Santo Luzbel (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Magnificat is a 1993 Italian drama film directed by Pupi Avati. It was entered into the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.
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