- AUDIO COMMENTARY BY ROLAND JOFFE
- THEATRICAL TRAILER
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 Guarana 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 fiance, 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 Guarana 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 the Colonial Army sent to suppress them - the one armed with the love of God, the other with the sword.
Enhanced by a soaring, multi-award winning soundtrack by legendary film composer Ennio Morricone, The Mission is a classic that ranks as one of the greatest contemporary adventure
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