• The Mission (1986)

The Mission

Release Date: October 31st, 1986

DVD Release Date: January 1st, 2002

PG |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

Jesuit priest Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons) enters the Guarani lands in South America with the purpose of converting the natives to Christianity. He soon builds a mission, where he is joined by Rodrigo Mendoza (Robert De Niro), a reformed slave trader seeking redemption. When a treaty transfers the land from Spain to Portugal, the Portuguese government wants to capture the natives for slave labor. Mendoza and Gabriel resolve to defend the mission, but disagree on how to accomplish the task.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Ronald Pickup, Chuck Low, Cherie Lunghi

Director: Roland Joffé

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Goldcrest Films Ltd., Enigma Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Sacrifice, Moving, Transformation, Rescue, Spirited, Inspiring, Passionate

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Awards

Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Score for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)