The Golden Years (1992)

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First screen production of Arthur Miller's play about the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Montezuma, emperor of the Aztecs, comes to believe that the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes is the long-awaited god Quetzacoatl. Welcoming the Spaniards into the city, he unwittingly sets in motion the destruction of his great empire.

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