The Mission (Umbrella Ent) (1986)

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In the 1750s, a Spanish Jesuit priest, Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons, Dead Ringers, Lolita) enters the South American jungle to build a mission and convert a community of Guaraní Indians to Christianity.

A mercenary and slaver, Rodrigo Mendoza (two-time Academy Award ® winning actor Robert De Niro), makes his living kidnapping native Indians and selling them to the nearby plantations. After slaying his brother Felipe (Aidan Quinn) in a duel fought over his fiancée, Mendoza spirals into guilt and depression before Father Gabriel challenges Mendoza to undertake a suitable penance.

Mendoza joins the mission and together he and Father Gabriel work to help care for the Guaraní tribe. Unknown to them a new treaty is signed between Portugal and Spain that sounds the death knell of the Jesuit missions. Father Gabriel and Mendoza find themselves fighting those sent to suppress them – the one armed with the love of God, the other with the sword.

The Mission won the Palme d'Or and the Academy Award® for Best Cinematography and ranks as one of the greatest contemporary adventure films.
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Robert De Niro
Jeremy Irons
Ray McAnally
Aidan Quinn
Cherie Lunghi
Ronald Pickup
Chuck Low
Liam Neeson
Bercelio Moya
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Roland Joffé
Ennio Morricone
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Drama 1986 124:54 480i (NTSC) 2 4
Widescreen 2.35:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Main Menu Audio, Audio Commentary-Director - Roland Joffe, Featurette-Behind The Scenes-Omnibus - BBC Documentary, Theatrical Trailer-The Mission, Teaser Trailer-Umbrella Trailers
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