The Mission

The Mission

  • PG
  • 1986
  • 126 min
  • France, UK
  • adventure, drama, history

Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Director: Roland Joffé

Screenwriter: Robert Bolt

Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally

The Mission is a well-meaning epic given delicate heft by its sumptuous visuals and a standout score by Ennio Morricone, but its staid presentation never stirs an emotional investment in its characters.


  • Roland Joffé
    Roland Joffé

    Roland Joffé (born 17 November 1945) is an English film director who is known for his Oscar nominated movies, The Killing Fields and The Mission. He began his career in television. His early television credits included episodes of Coronation Street and an adaptation of The Stars Look Down for Granada. He...

Main Cast


Producer: Fernando Ghia, David Puttnam

Editor: Jim Clark

Casting: Susie Figgis, Juliet Taylor

Director Of Photography: Chris Menges

Original Music Composer: Ennio Morricone

Costume Design: Enrico Sabbatini

Executive Producer: Alejandro Azzano, Felipe López Caballero

Production Design: Stuart Craig


Genres: adventure, drama, history

Certificate: PG

Categories: jesuit, south america, colonialism, slavery


Year: 1986

Runtime: 126 min

Country: France, UK

Language: English, gn, Latin, Spanish

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby