A river flowing through a dense rain forest bears in its turbulence a martyred Jesuit priest bound to a rough-hewn cross. The dreadful crucifix tumbles through rock-strewn rapids until, in a moment thick with terror and hypnotic beauty, it plunges 200 feet down the roaring swirl of a waterfall. That astonishing scene opens this powerful epic about a man of the sword (Robert DeNiro) and a man of the cloth (Jeremy Irons) who unite to shield a South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th century colonial empires. The Mission triumphs on two levels: intellectually as a clash between faith and greed, and emotionally as an action-filled clash of wills and cultures. This is a two-disc special edition. Also available as video vc 1393.
Media ID: 61156
Length: 125 Min.
Publisher: Vision Video
Level: JH, SH A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult