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The Mission

Directed by Roland Joffé
United Kingdom, 1986


A Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the native Indians of the region. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have built against the foreign aggressors.

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The Mission Directed by Roland Joffé

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1986 | 2 wins including: Palme d'Or

Academy Awards

1987 | Winner: Best Cinematography

1987 | 6 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1986 | Nominee: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1987 | 3 wins including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1987 | 8 nominations including: Best Cinematography

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