In the 1750s a Spanish Jesuit priest Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons Dead Ringers Lolita) enters the South American jungle to build a mission and convert a community of Guaran Indians to Christianity. A mercenary and slaver Rodrigo Mendoza (two-time Academy Award winning actor Robert De Niro) makes his living kidnapping native Indians and selling them to the nearby plantations.After slaying his brother Felipe (Aidan Quinn) in a duel fought over his fiance Mendoza spirals into guilt and depression before Father Gabriel challenges Mendoza to undertake a suitable penance. Mendoza joins the mission and together he and Father Gabriel work to help care for the Guaran tribe.Unknown to them a new treaty is signed between Portugal and Spain that sounds the death knell of the Jesuit missions.Father Gabriel and Mendoza find themselves fighting the Colonial Army sent to suppress them - the one armed with the love of God the other with the sword. Enhanced byasoaring multi-award winningsoundtrack by legendary film composerEnnio Morricone The Missionis a classic that ranks as one of thegreatestadventurefilms of all time.
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