History Film / TheMission

21st Sep '16 5:29:15 AM GottamsReckoning
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* TheAtoner: Mendoza.

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* TheAtoner: Mendoza. He killed his younger brother in a fit of jealousy for sleeping and getting infatuated with his bride, and gets depressed. As a form of penitence, Mendoza packs a bag of armory and weapons, symbolising his guilt, and climbs to get to father Gabriel's mission, who proposed him to do so. When he finally arrives, a Guaraní man frees him from the load and Mendoza starts to shed tears, finally having his pardon over his crime.
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Hontar and Cabeza conquer the Guaraní territories for the Crowns of Spain and Portugal at a very high cost, much to Altamirano's horror]].
* BigBadDuumvirate: Cabeza, the hot blooded and bald Spaniard, and Hontar, the cold and calculating Portuguese, who represent to interests of their crown countries in the Guaraní territories.
* BookEnds: The film starts with Altamirano staring at the audience as he is writing the letter for His Holiness and [[TheStinger the post-credits scene]] has him staring again at the audience as soon as he finishes his letter.



* SceneryPorn: Well, Iguazu Falls, no less.

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* SceneryPorn: Well, The winner of [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward the Academy Award for Best Cinematography]] in 1987, no less! Iguazu Falls, no less.the mission of San Miguel... All beautifully shot in its magnificency and colors. As told by Altamirano in his narration, he was so truly astonished by its beauty and sad that he compared the destruction of the mission of San Miguel with a surgeon cutting off an important limb.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: The choir boy has a pet marmoset in a time when the usual South American monkey was either a capuchin monkey or a squirrel monkey. The Guaraní are seen hunting a collared peccary, which could easily be mistaken as a wild hog or pig for common viewers, and offer it to Mendoza to kill it, but he refuses. Also, Hontar's first scene has him embracing his exotic pet, a three-toed sloth, who weren't as popular as in the Internet days, describing it as a fascinating creature.



* ToBeLawfulOrGood: The Cardinal has a choice between pulling support for the Guaraní, dooming them, or letting the Catholic Church be condemned. He chooses [[spoiler:the former.]]
** Also counts as a SadisticChoice; whatever the Cardinal decides, one group is going to end up being persecuted; the natives, or the Jesuits.

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* ToBeLawfulOrGood: The Cardinal has a choice between pulling support for the Guaraní, dooming them, or letting the Catholic Church be condemned. He chooses [[spoiler:the former.]]
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former]]. Also counts as a SadisticChoice; whatever the Cardinal decides, one group is going to end up being persecuted; the natives, or the Jesuits.
19th Jul '16 5:55:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* OrderedApology: Rodrigo is ordered to deliver an apology to Governor Cabeza by his Jesuit brothers after publicly calling him out on his lies. He does so, but it's executed with such over-the-top humility that it's clear Rodrigo is just taking the piss. Cabeza grudgingly accepts the "apology".
27th Jun '16 4:01:09 PM Willbyr
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!!Tropes from ''The Mission'':

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!!Tropes from ''The Mission'':----
!!This film provides examples of the following:



-->'''Cabeza:''' "I cannot and will not accept a challenge from a priest! His cloth protects him!"
-->'''Mendoza:''' "My cloth protects ''you''!"

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-->'''Cabeza:''' "I I cannot and will not accept a challenge from a priest! His cloth protects him!"
-->'''Mendoza:''' "My
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'''Mendoza:''' My
cloth protects ''you''!"''you''!
26th Apr '16 6:32:36 PM Eagal
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''The Mission'' is a 1986 British drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th-century South America. The film was written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé. It stars RobertDeNiro, Creator/JeremyIrons, Ray [=McAnally=], Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi and Creator/LiamNeeson. It won the Palme d'Or and the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Cinematography. In April 2007, it was ranked number 1 on the ''Church Times'' Top 50 Religious Films list. The music, scored by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, was listed at #23 on AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores.

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''The Mission'' is a 1986 British drama film about the experiences of a starring Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/LiamNeeson, Ray [=McAnally=], Aidan Quinn and Cherie Lunghi.

Jesuit priest Father Gabriel (Irons) goes to South America for missionary in 18th-century South America. work, hoping to convert some natives to Christianity. He builds a mission (hence the name of the movie), and is joined by Rodrigo Mendoza (De Niro), a former slave trader seeking redemption.

When the Spanish government sells the territory to Portugal, the Portuguese government wants to capture the natives for slave labor. Mendoza and Gabriel oppose this and resolve to defend the mission, though disagree on how to accomplish the task.

The film was written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé. It stars RobertDeNiro, Creator/JeremyIrons, Ray [=McAnally=], Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi and Creator/LiamNeeson. It won the Palme d'Or and the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Cinematography. In April 2007, it was ranked number 1 on the ''Church Times'' Top 50 Religious Films list. The music, scored by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, was listed at #23 on AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores.
Joffé.
23rd Mar '16 2:32:10 AM eroock
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-->--'''Cardinal Altamirano'''

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-->--'''Cardinal -->-- '''Cardinal Altamirano'''
17th Oct '15 7:07:25 PM nombretomado
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->''"[[ThePope Your Holiness]], I write to you in this year of Our Lord 1758 from the southern continent of the Americas, from the town of Asunción, in the Province of La Plata, two weeks march from the great mission of San Miguel. These missions have provided a refuge for the Indians against the worst depredations of the settlers and have earned much resentment because of it. The noble souls of these Indians incline towards music. Indeed, many a violin played in the academies of Rome itself has been made by their nimble and gifted hands. It was from these missions the Jesuit fathers carried the word of God to the high and undiscovered plateau to those Indians still existing in their natural state, and received in return martyrdom."''

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->''"[[ThePope ->''"[[UsefulNotes/ThePope Your Holiness]], I write to you in this year of Our Lord 1758 from the southern continent of the Americas, from the town of Asunción, in the Province of La Plata, two weeks march from the great mission of San Miguel. These missions have provided a refuge for the Indians against the worst depredations of the settlers and have earned much resentment because of it. The noble souls of these Indians incline towards music. Indeed, many a violin played in the academies of Rome itself has been made by their nimble and gifted hands. It was from these missions the Jesuit fathers carried the word of God to the high and undiscovered plateau to those Indians still existing in their natural state, and received in return martyrdom."''
13th Sep '15 2:25:27 PM Homoeructus
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* {{Flynning}}: Averted in the duel between Rodrigo and his brother, which lasts only a few seconds, and uses period-accurate techniques like using a knife or dagger in the left hand.

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* {{Flynning}}: Averted in the duel between Rodrigo and his brother, which lasts only a few seconds, and uses period-accurate portrays real techniques in rapier fencing (though they use samllswords) like using a knife or dagger (usually it was a dagger) in the left hand.
13th Sep '15 2:22:14 PM Homoeructus
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* Flynning: Averted in the duel between Rodrigo and his brother, which lasts only a few seconds, and uses period-accurate techniques like using a knife or dagger in the left hand.

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* Flynning: {{Flynning}}: Averted in the duel between Rodrigo and his brother, which lasts only a few seconds, and uses period-accurate techniques like using a knife or dagger in the left hand.
13th Sep '15 2:20:41 PM Homoeructus
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* Flynning: Averted in the duel between Rodrigo and his brother, which lasts only a few seconds, and uses period-accurate techniques like using a knife or dagger in the left hand.
20th May '15 5:23:20 PM nombretomado
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''The Mission'' is a 1986 British drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th-century South America. The film was written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé. It stars RobertDeNiro, Creator/JeremyIrons, Ray [=McAnally=], Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi and Creator/LiamNeeson. It won the Palme d'Or and the AcademyAward for Best Cinematography. In April 2007, it was ranked number 1 on the ''Church Times'' Top 50 Religious Films list. The music, scored by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, was listed at #23 on AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores.

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''The Mission'' is a 1986 British drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th-century South America. The film was written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé. It stars RobertDeNiro, Creator/JeremyIrons, Ray [=McAnally=], Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi and Creator/LiamNeeson. It won the Palme d'Or and the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Cinematography. In April 2007, it was ranked number 1 on the ''Church Times'' Top 50 Religious Films list. The music, scored by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, was listed at #23 on AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores.
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