Movies like New World 1978

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New World (1978)
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New World (1978)
Original name: Nuevo Mundo
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 accept Christianity. The Spanish remedy: the Inquisition. The court of the Inquisition takes severe measurements against the heretics and the indians prepare themselves for a general Revolution.
Plot: native american, religion, virgin, painting, mexican, virgin mary, catholicism, controversy
Time: 16th century

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Return to Aztlán (1990)
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 ...
Plot: quest, goddess, native american, mythology, religion, drought, mexican, pyramid, aztec
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
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Time: 16th century
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Gostanza da Libbiano (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: captivating, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: false confession, trial, court, confession, religion, witch, inquisition, torture, devil, rope
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Genre: Drama, History
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Virgin Mary (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Croatia, Canada, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1981 in Medjugorje (BA), a group of kids claim that Virgin Mary appeared to them on a hill. The local priest believes them and spreads the word. Religious tourism blossoms. The communist government is concerned and arrests the priest.
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Duration: 127 min.
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Santo Luzbel (1996)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 101 min.
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Duration: 95 min.
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