The Mission (1986 film)

The MissionRodrigo Mendoza1986film of the same nameThe Mission'' (1986 film)
The Mission is a 1986 British period drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th-century South America.wikipedia
223 Related Articles

Roland Joffé

Roland JoffeJoffé
Written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé, the film stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, and Liam Neeson.
Roland Joffé (born 17 November 1945) is a British director and producer of film and television, known for the Academy Award-winning movies The Killing Fields and The Mission.

Aidan Quinn

AidanQuinn
Written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé, the film stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, and Liam Neeson.
He has starred in over 80 feature films, including Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), The Mission (1986), Stakeout (1987), Avalon (1990), Benny & Joon (1993), Legends of the Fall (1994), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), Michael Collins (1996), Practical Magic (1998), Song for a Raggy Boy (2003) and Unknown (2011).

Jeremy Irons

Irons, Jeremy
Written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé, the film stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, and Liam Neeson.
After starring in dramas, such as Moonlighting (1982), Betrayal (1983), and The Mission (1986), he was praised for portraying twin gynaecologists in David Cronenberg's psychological thriller Dead Ringers (1988).

Ray McAnally

Written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé, the film stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, and Liam Neeson.
He was the winner of four BAFTA awards in the late 1980s: twice for Best Supporting Actor (for The Mission in 1986 and My Left Foot in 1989), and twice for Best Actor in the television category (for A Perfect Spy in 1988 and A Very British Coup in 1989).

Liam Neeson

a customerLiam Neeson (narrator)
Written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé, the film stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, and Liam Neeson.
Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson starred in five films, most notably alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in The Bounty (1984), and Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons in The Mission (1986).

Robert De Niro

Robert DeNiroDe NiroDeNiro
Written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé, the film stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, and Liam Neeson.
Other notable performances include roles in 1900 (1976), The Last Tycoon (1976), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Brazil (1985), The Mission (1986), The Untouchables (1987), This Boy's Life (1993), Heat (1995), Casino (1995), Jackie Brown (1997), Ronin (1998), Joker (2019), and The Irishman (2019).

The Mission (soundtrack)

The MissionmusicThe Mission soundtrack
The music, scored by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, ranked 1st on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) Classic 100 Music in the Movies.
The Mission is the soundtrack from the film of the same name (directed by Roland Joffé), composed, orchestrated, conducted and produced by Ennio Morricone.

Ennio Morricone

MorriconeEnnioMorricone, Ennio
The music, scored by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, ranked 1st on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) Classic 100 Music in the Movies.
His filmography includes over 70 award-winning films, including all Sergio Leone films (since A Fistful of Dollars), all Giuseppe Tornatore films (since Cinema Paradiso), The Battle of Algiers, Dario Argento's Animal Trilogy, 1900, Exorcist II, Days of Heaven, several major films in French cinema, in particular the comedy trilogy La Cage aux Folles I, II, III and Le Professionnel, as well as The Thing, The Mission, The Untouchables, Mission to Mars, Bugsy, Disclosure, In the Line of Fire, Bulworth, Ripley's Game and The Hateful Eight.

Classic 100 Music in the Movies

The music, scored by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, ranked 1st on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) Classic 100 Music in the Movies.

Robert Bolt

Bolt, RobertRobert Oxton Bolt
Written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé, the film stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, and Liam Neeson.
The Mission was Bolt's final film project, and once again represented his thematic preoccupations, this time with 18th-century Jesuits in South America.

Cherie Lunghi

Lunghi
Written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé, the film stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, and Liam Neeson.
She also appeared alongside Robert De Niro in The Mission.

Vatican's list of films

45 "great filmsVatican film listgreatest movies of all time
Furthermore, it is one of fifteen films listed in the category "Religion" on the Vatican film list.

Suppression of the Society of Jesus

suppression of the Jesuitsexpulsion of the Jesuitssuppressed
If he rules in favour of the colonists, the indigenous peoples will become enslaved; if he rules in favour of the missions, the entire Jesuit Order may be condemned by the Portuguese and the European Catholic Church could fracture.
In Portugal a battle escalated with inflammatory pamphlets denouncing or defending the Jesuits who for over a century had protected the Guarani from enslavement through a network of Reduction s, as depicted in The Mission.

Palme d'Or

Golden PalmPalme d’OrGolden Palm Award
It won the Palme d'Or and the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

Chuck Low

He has had small roles in other Robert De Niro films, such as The Mission, The King of Comedy, and most notably in Sergio Leone's 1984 film Once Upon a Time in America as Deborah and Fat Moe's father.

Daniel Berrigan

Dan BerriganDanielBerrigans
Berrigan appeared briefly in the 1986 Warner Bros. film The Mission, playing a Jesuit priest.

Fred Melamed

He has also played significant supporting roles in Suspect, The Good Mother, The Mission, The Pickup Artist, and other films.

Academy Award for Best Cinematography

Best CinematographyBest Cinematography, Black-and-WhiteBest Cinematography, Color
It won the Palme d'Or and the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

1986 Cannes Film Festival

1986Cannes Film FestivalCannes
The Palme d'Or went to The Mission by Roland Joffé.

Society of Jesus

JesuitJesuitsS.J.
The Mission is a 1986 British period drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th-century South America.

Jesuit reduction

Jesuit ReductionsreductionsJesuit missions
The Mission is based on events surrounding the Treaty of Madrid in 1750, in which Spain ceded part of Jesuit Paraguay to Portugal.
Their intriguing story has continued to be the subject of some romanticizing, as in the film The Mission (1986) whose story relates to the events of the 1750s shown on a miniature scale.

Fernando Ghia

He was best known for producing films such as The Mission (1986), Lady Caroline Lamb (1973), and the television miniseries Nostromo (1997), based on Joseph Conrad's novel.

Oboe

oboesoboisthautbois
Father Gabriel travels to the falls, climbs to the top, and plays his oboe.
One of the most prominent uses of the oboe in a film score is Ennio Morricone's "Gabriel's Oboe" theme from the 1986 film The Mission.

Guaraní people

GuaraníGuaraniGuarani people
In the 1740s, Spanish Jesuit priest Father Gabriel enters the northeastern Argentina and eastern Paraguayan jungle to build a mission station and convert a Guaraní community to Christianity.
The Guaraní are depicted in films like The Mission and O Tempo e o Vento.