The Mission


The film was written by Robert Bolt and was produced in 1986. Fernando Ghia produced it. The movie was about a man who was trying to start a mission in the new world when he meets a former mercenary who is willing to renounce his former ways and become a priest. The Spanish try to take the land from them saying they own it under the Treaty of Madrid. When the Indians refuse to leave their home the Spanish slaughters them and takes it from them.
The Indians seemed to live in fear of the white man, they had to do many things in order to be able to run and hide from them. The Indians had to kill all but one of their children, the reason? They couldn't run from the white man with more than ...

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Gabriel’s closest followers. Captain Rodrigo’s penance or self-punishment was to carry a huge bag of armor up the hill and over the water fall. Once he got to the top they cut it off and threw it down freeing him from his former life and making him “eligible” to become a Jesuit priest under Father Gabriel. Father Gabriel who would die for what he believes, while Rodrigo would renounce his ways in order to fight the Spanish.
Father Gabriel died a peaceful man, while Rodrigo would renounce his ways in order to fight back against the Spanish. Gabriel was on a “peaceful march” as the Spanish reined fire upon his people and . Gabriel didn't believe in what the Spanish or Rodrigo were doing, using violence to settle a matter of God, so he refused to fight back and died under god as a priest.
told me that it is okay to follow what you believe even if nobody else is behind you. I enjoyed the movie overall but some parts seemed to get a little boring, I especially liked the part when ...

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