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The Mission (Special Edition) (DVD)

A visually stunning epic, THE MISSION recounts the true story of two men--a man of the sword (Robert De Niro) and a man of the cloth (Jeremy Irons)--b...

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ProEverything about this film is superb...

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If you haven't seen this film then you should get off your backside and watch it, as this is a marvel of a film in all aspects. If you're a Robert De Niro fan then you should definitely enjoy his performance here as originally a man of the sword, who is converted to being a man of the cloth after...

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“The Mission, A great movie”

published 08/12/2000

ProGreat Film

Consgoing through a box of tissues

This is a fantastic periodic film set in 18th century South America. Robert De Nero plays the princible character, He plays a Spanish noblman who kills his brother and then seeks to redeem himself by living his life as a recluse. He ends up joining a mission and travels to the Rain forests of...

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Super

ProExecellent cinematography, superb soundtrack, two ...

ConsLittle, perhaps a few more character developments

--- OVERVIEW --- Set in the late 1700's in South America, The Mission is a powerful tale of a Jesuit priest and a slave driver coming together to protect the native tribes of the jungles there. Starring Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons who dominant the film, there is moving acting, using emotions...

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Excellent

“On a Mission”

published 21/06/2007

ProBeautiful cinematography and soundtrack, great cas...

ConsLittle humour

A truly beautiful film (directed by Roland Joffe)accompanied by an equally enchanting soundtrack (written by Ennio Morricone). The plot covers the establishment of a Jesuit mission amongst a local native Indian tribe, the Guaranis, in Paraguay in the 18th century. Jeremy Irons stars alongside...

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A visually stunning epic, THE MISSION recounts the true story of two men--a man of the sword (Robert De Niro) and a man of the cloth (Jeremy Irons)--both Jesuit missionaries who defied the colonial forces of mighty Spain and Portugal to save an Indian tribe from slavery in mid-18th-century South America. Mendoza (De Niro) is a slave trader and colonial imperialist who murdered his own brother (Aidan Quinn) and seeks penance for his sins by becomining a missionary at Father Gabriel's (Irons) mountaintop mission; Gabriel is a devout and idealistic man who extols nonviolence and peaceful interaction with the natives and colonialists. Despite their differences, the two men must unite to save the mission when Spain, Portugal, and the Catholic church begin negotiating their boundaries in the area--negotiations that will affect both the freedom of the natives and the well-being of the Jesuit missionaries who have set up safe havens for them. Director Roland Joffe's sweeping masterpiece is a haunting account of the unjust treatment of the Guarani Indians of South America and the men who fought desperately, in very different ways, to save them. The film features a mezmerizing musical score by Ennio Morricone that weaves a stunning combination of church choirs and native Indian panpipes into the lush images of the Brazilian rainforest.

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