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Sweeping, cinematically beautiful historical drama about an 18th-century Jesuit mission in the Brazilian jungle. The missionaries struggle against the legalized slave trade of Portugal and political factions within the church. Written by Bolt (of "A Man for All Seasons" fame), its visual intensity is marred by length and so much overt symbolism that an emotional coolness surfaces when the action slows. Nonetheless, epic in ambition and nearly in quality. Magnificent musical score.

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Available on Running time 125 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Culture Clash, South America, Missionaries, Historical Drama, Jungle Stories
Screenplay
Robert Bolt
Cast
Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Liam Neeson, Cherie Lunghi, Daniel Berrigan, Ronald Pickup
Cinematography
Chris Menges
Director
Roland Joffe
Music
Ennio Morricone
Producer
Goldcrest Films, Kingsmere

Awards

Oscars 1986: Cinematog.; British Acad. 1986: Support. Actor (McAnally); Cannes 1986: Film; Golden Globes 1987: Screenplay, Score; L.A. Film Critics 1986: Cinematog.

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