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The Mission

The Mission is a 1986 film which tells the story of a Spanish Jesuit priest who goes into the South American jungle to convert the Native Americans, who must defend his charges against the cruelty of Portuguese colonials. It stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally[?], Aidan Quinn[?], Cherie Lunghi[?] and Liam Neeson.

The movie was written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé[?].

It won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, and was nominated for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Original Score and Best Picture.

The film won the 1986 Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the Cannes Film Festival.


For the band known as the Mission in the UK, see Mission UK, which is the name they recorded under in the US.


The Mission is also the name of a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, built around the 6th California mission, the Mission San Francisco de Asis.



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