The Mission (1986)

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In 17th-century South America, slave trader Rodrigo repents of his lifestyle and joins a group of Jesuits who run a mission in the jungle. But with Spain and Portugal in a bitter political war over the colonisation of the continent, the Jesuits are soon ordered to close down their mission and abandon their flock. Peace-loving Gabriel aims to stay put, even though this risks his life at the hands of the Portuguese, but Rodrigo argues that they can fight back.

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