The Mission


UK / 1986 / Inglés y guaraní con subtítulos en español / 126

  • Director 

    Roland Joffé

  • Producer: 

    Fernando Ghia, David Puttnam

  • Screenplay: 

    Robert Bolt

  • Photography: 

    Chris Menges

  • Cast: 

    Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, Ronald Pickup, Chuck Low, Liam Neeson



Robert de Niro plays a slave dealer and Jeremy Irons a Jesuit who must work together on a mission to bring the word of God to indigenous peoples who are clamoring for independence. Who doesn’t remember Roland Joffé’s emblematic film—winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes and an Oscar for Best Photography— and its unforgettable soundtrack, composed by two-time Oscar winner Ennio Morricone. More than 20 years later, this concert of religious, indigenous and Spanish music is just as impressive. And what better place than Cartagena, where several scenes from the film were shot, to indulge in what promises to be a sensorial cinematographic experience. Music and film, film and music; a mixed marriage that has given birth to the passion we call the seventh art.



Roland Joffé

Roland Joffé

Director and producer of film and television, known for the Academy Award-winning movies The Killing Fields and The Mission. He began his career in television, his credits including episodes of Coronation Street and an adaptation of The Stars Look Down  and the series Bill Brand and factual dramas for Play for Today.