The Mission (1986)

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Adventure
Drama
History
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125 min.
Plot  The film is set in the 1750s and involves Spanish Jesuit priest Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons) who enters the South American jungle to build a mission and convert a Guaraní community to Christianity. The Guaraní community above the perilous Iguazu Falls has tied a priest to a cross and sent him over the falls to his death. Father Gabriel travels to the falls, climbs to the top, and plays his oboe. The Guaraní warriors, captivated by the music, allow him to live.

Mercenary and slaver Rodrigo Mendoza (Robert De Niro) makes his living kidnapping natives and selling them to nearby plantations, including the plantation of the Spanish Governor Don Cabeza (Chuck Low). Mendoza subsequently finds his fiancee (Cherie Lunghi) and his younger half-brother Felipe (Aidan Quinn) in bed together. He kills Felipe in a duel. Although he is acquitted of the killing by Cabeza, Mendoza spirals into depression. Father Gabriel visits and challenges Mendoza to undertake a suitable penance. Mendoza acc...
  

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Cast

Robert De Niro
Captain Rodrigo Mendoza
Jeremy Irons
Father Gabriel
Ray McAnally
Cardinal Altamirano
Aidan Quinn
Felipe Mendoza
Cherie Lunghi
Carlotta
Ronald Pickup
Don Hontar
Liam Neeson
Father John Fielding

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All Titles

The Mission
English Original Title

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Country

United Kingdom

Language

English
Latin

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