The Mission


Review: A group of 18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe. This is to keep the tribe out of danger from falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.
Director: Roland Joffe
Actors: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons and Ray McAnally
Year: 1986
Genre: Adventure, Drama and History
Conclusion: 4/5
This film has one of the most moving scenes of movie history. The scene is right at the end and leaves you feeling cold and numb. This film reminded me of the film Of Gods and Men from 2010. They both have a strong spiritual sense in the story. The Mission in 1987 at the Academy Awards won 1 Oscar and that was for Best Cinematography. At the Golden Globe Awards that same year it did a bit better and won Best Screenplay – Motion Picture and also Best Original Score – Motion Picture. At the Bafta Awards the same year Ray McAnally won Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Editing and also Best Score. At the Cannes Film Festival in 1986 Roland Joffe won two awards and they were for the Palme d’Or and also for the Technical Grand Prize. One of the best aspects of the film is the incredible score, composed by Ennio Morricone. In my opinion this is Jeremy Irons’ best work.

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