The Mission

The Mission

  • Director: Roland Joffé
  • Countries of origin: United Kingdom, France
  • Language: English, Guarani, Spanish, Latin
  • Release date: October 31, 1986
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
  • Also known as: Mission
  • "The Mission" is a 125-minute drama film directed by Roland Joffe . The film starring Robert De Niro and Jeremy John Irons was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France on May 16, 1986.
    The film is adapted from real events and tells the story of the Spanish priest Gabir, the slave trader Rodosa, and the original natives of South America who fought side by side with colonial power   .


    • Release date October 31, 1986
    • Filming locations Iguazú National Park, Argentina
    • Production companies Warner Bros., Goldcrest Films International, Kingsmere Productions Ltd.

    Box office


    $24,500,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Adah 2022-03-25 09:01:10

      Kindness in blood and fire

      4 stars, 1 star because of the brutal massacre.

      The theme of the film is very grand. In addition to showing the great love taught by Christianity, cultural conflicts, conquest and resistance, the revolution of blood and fire in the process of civilization, the contribution of individuals under the collective to cultural barriers, and the redemption of human nature, The struggle for ecclesiastical power and secular power also reflects the history of capitalist development.


    • By Anne 2022-03-25 09:01:10

      a brotherhood of man

      El amor es la luz de la vida, es la última aspiración de la humanidad, tanto en el periodo de paz como en el periodo agitado.

      El amor que discute en esta película, no es lo fácil que of recer como el amor entre las familias o entre las parejas, sino el amor a la humanidad, la filantropía. Es una de las doctrinas religiosas más importantes, es la fuerza más poderosa de espíritu, también es la fe que persigue el padre Gabriel, el vínculo que enlaza los sacerdotes y los...

    • By Lukas 2022-03-24 09:02:14

      May the Kingdom of Ernest Come Together - "The Floating Life of War"

      May Erguo Lingge - "The Floating of War",

         for example, "The Mission", the winner of the Palme d'Or in the main competition unit of the 39th Cannes Film Festival, I don't know who translated it into "The Floating of War", probably related to the market. The Mission can be church, mission, preaching, preaching, the soil is a little bit of soil, after all, it is faithful to the main theme. Of course it might not look good. Director Roland Joffe actually proposed a classic...

    • By Alba 2022-03-24 09:02:14

      questioning beliefs

      How faith saves and destroys.

      In the late 18th century, against the backdrop of the decline of the Holy See, the film reflects a story of an Indian parish in European colonial history through a slave trader's road to redemption.

      The South American Indian style in the film is rich and the geographical scenery is magnificent, which well creates the epic sense of the film. However, although there are big-name stars, the characters in the film are indeed more facial, and there...

    • By Hubert 2022-03-23 09:02:12

      "The Mission": The superstructure determines the religion [The 39th Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or]

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      The Mission (1986)

      Continue to watch the Palme d'Or winning film. The film won the Palme d'Or at the 39th Cannes Film Festival in 1986.

      The film tells the story of a Christian church in South America. In the 18th century in South America, Spain and Portugal arrested local Indians as...

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    • By Ivory 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      The soundtrack and graphics pull well as the 80s although the theme is also very 80s. . . But it is said that the church inside is indeed built according to the ruins and real objects of Latin American churches in the 16th and 7th...

    • By Rylee 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      In the final scene, the colonists shoot at fellow Europeans, unarmed monks holding crosses; enslaved natives fire rockets at their fellow villagers. It really is "the same root, why is it too urgent to fry each other." The evil of human nature and the goodness brought by faith are sharply presented...

    • By Kaylee 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      The third film of the festival. Civilization and...

    • By Trycia 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome...

    • By Christiana 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      7.5. I don’t know much about the religious and political background, only the perception from the film. Waterfall climbing, two people’s choices, the fate of the Indians, and the eyes of children are moving. There are also some instrumental sentiments about religion and...

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    In the film, the priest Gabriel and the slave trader Rodosa, although the images of the two are a bit facial and the content is a bit complicated, but the images are very spectacular, and the shooting of certain scenes is even breathtaking. , It is also remarkable for the two protagonists' rivals. The ending of the story is rather sad   . (Sina Entertainment Review)
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    Movie quotes

    • Altamirano: What was your income last year?

      Jesuit: Last year, 120,000 escudos.

      Altamirano: And how was it distributed?

      Jesuit: It is shared among them equally. This is a community.

      Altamirano: Ah yes, there is a French radical group that teaches that doctrine.

      Jesuit: Your Eminence, it was the doctrine of the early Christians.

    • Sebastian: Your Christian community is commercially competitive.

      Altamirano: Yes. It's very prosperous. Isn't that precisely why you want to take it over?

      Sebastian: No. You should've achieved a noble failure if you wanted the state's approval. There's nothing we like better than a noble failure. It's deeply reassuring to a trading nation such as my own.

    • Gabriel: Let us pray for our brother Rodrigo. Christ, you led Father Ignatius to renounce the snares of this world... and to put on the livery of labor and humiliation. Now we ask your blessing on Rodrigo as we welcome him into our community. Teach him to be generous, to labor and not to count the cost... to serve with no reward, save the doing of your will.