"Max was a romantic and an idealist; he liked to write poetry, to tend garden, to carry on discussions long into the night."
"Somewhere, somehow, in Carlota's inheritance and upbringing and in her own free will, she had received great strengths."
-Christ and the Americas by Anne Carroll
Maximilian (Michael Bowen) von Hapsburg's idealistic world sees its dawn when he is asked by France to establish a monarchy in Mexico. His wife, Carlota (Faustina Bowen) encourages him to take the throne and free Mexico from both debt and tyranny.
After support from France is withdrawn and the President of Mexico is on the rise, Max and Carlota must fight separate battles to save their adopted country. After pouring out the last of their strengths, the forgotten hero and heroine fall to their complete destruction only to be brought back to life by Anne Carroll and Industrious Family Films.
Based on the true story about the establishment of the Second Mexican Empire in 1864, it is a tale torn between loyalty and betrayal, brotherly love and hate, Catholic monarchy and Liberal democracy.