The Mission(Movie, 1986)

| 2h 6min | Genres: Adventure, Drama, Action, History
The MissionRating: 3.7/5 (with 500500 votes)
The Mission is a 1986 British period drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th-century South America. Directed by Roland Joffé and written by Robert Bolt, the film stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, and Liam Neeson. It won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or and the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. In April 2007, it was elected number one on the Church Times' Top 50 Religious Films list. Furthermore, it is one of fifteen films listed in the category "Religion" on the Vatican film list. The music, scored by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, ranked 1st on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) Classic 100 Music in the Movies. ()
Movie poster of The Mission

Where to watch The Mission (cinema/streaming/download)?

"The Mission" is currently available on 2 providers. The Mission can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English
Duration: 2h 4min
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 2h 5min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English
Duration: 2h 4min
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 2h 5min
Also available at on: DVD Blu-ray

Awards & Nominations for The Mission

Academy Award for Best Cinematography Palme d'Or National Board of Review: Top Ten Films Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Costume Design Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Original Score

About The Mission

When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have built against the Portuguese aggressors.

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Trailer for The Mission + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

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Additional Information

Production countries: France, United Kingdom (UK)
Shot in: Brazil
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN), Spanish (ES), Guarani (GN), Latin (LA)
Translated into 24 languages: Belarusian (BE), Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 09/29/1986
Director: Roland Joffé
Producer: David Puttnam
Screenwriter: Robert Bolt
Film Editor: Jim Clark
Director of Photography: Chris Menges
Composer: Ennio Morricone
Costume designer: Enrico Sabbatini
Production Designer: Stuart Craig
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"A Missão"
"A misszió"

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:5157, Added: 02/14/2018, Last updated: 10/23/2021