Synopsis: In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and later he has to fight to survive and save his beloved family.
Director(s): Mel Gibson
Production: Buena Vista
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 20 nominations.
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139 min

One day, old man!

One day, you won't be able to run anymore!

And a Man sat alone,

Drenched deep in sadness.

And all the animals drew near to him and said:

"We do not like to see you so sad...

"Ask us for whatever you wish and you shall have it."

The Man said:

"I want to have good sight."

The vulture replied: "You shall have mine."

The Man said:
"I want to be strong."

The jaguar said:

"You shall be strong like me."

Then the Man said:

"I long to know the secrets of the earth."

The serpent replied: "I will show them to you."

And so it went with all the animals.

And when the Man had all the gifts that they could give...

....he left.

Then the owl said to the other animals:

"Now the Man knows much,

he'll be able to do many things...

Suddenly I am afraid."

The deer said:
"The Man has

all that he needs.

Now his sadness will stop."

But the owl replied: "No."

"I saw a hole in the Man...

"Deep like a hunger he will never fill...

"It is what makes him sad and what makes him want."

"He will go taking and taking...

"Until one day the World will say:

"I am no more and I have nothing left to give."

Come back to me...

Come back to me.

My son is dancing.

Your son is happy.

What do you want?


Now that you're up, can you please kill that dog?

The dog.

Get up! Get up! now!

Go to the forest.

Run! Do not look back.

No! No! I am afraid!

Look into my eyes. Look into my eyes.

Be strong...

I am afraid!

Be strong.

Tie him up!


The others. I have to help.

No, don't leave us!

I will come back, I promise.

Don't you leave.

I promise.

Stay, please stay.

Father, don't go!

Very nice!


Tie him up!

I want him alive.

Sorry father.

That's enough!

Stand him up.

Move away.

My son...

Don't be afraid.


...that's your name.

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Mel Gibson

Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his action hero roles, namely his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series, and as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series. Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York. He moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 years old, and studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. During the 1980s, he founded Icon Entertainment, a production company which independent film director Atom Egoyan has called "an alternative to the studio system". Director Peter Weir cast him as one of the leads in the critically acclaimed World War I drama Gallipoli (1981), which earned Gibson a Best Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute, as well as a reputation as a serious, versatile actor. Gibson produced, directed, and starred in the epic historical drama film Braveheart (1995), for which he won the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Director, along with the Academy Award for Best Picture. He later directed and produced the financially successful, and controversial, biblical drama film The Passion of the Christ (2004). He received further critical notice for his directorial work of the action-adventure film Apocalypto (2006), which is set in Mesoamerica during the early 16th century. After several legal issues and controversial statements leaked to the public, Gibson held a 10-year hiatus from directing, before returning with the critically acclaimed Hacksaw Ridge (2016), which won two Academy Awards and was nominated for another four, including Best Picture and Best Director for Gibson, his second nomination in the category. more…

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