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1492: The Conquest of Paradise

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Original title
1492: The Conquest of Paradise
Running time
155 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Roselyne Bosch
Adrian Biddle
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Co-production United Kingdom-Spain-France; Cyrk / Légende Films / Due West / France 3 Cinéma / Société des Etablissements L. Gaumont
Adventure. Drama | Historical. Conquest of America. 15th Century. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
At the end of the 15th century, Spain lives under the oppression of Inquisition. In these troubled times of obscurantism, Christopher Columbus is fighting to achieve his plan: reach Asia through the west (and kill, torture, or enslave as many natives as possible while spreading disease, looting and raping entire civilizations). With nothing else but his own belief, he finally convinces the Queen, Isabelle de Castille. On October 12th, 1492, three caravels draw alongside an unknown shore...
1992: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Original Score (Vangelis)
1992: British Society of Cinematographers: Nominated for Best Cinematography Award
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