“The Mission”

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Watching again Roland Joffé’s 1986 movie The Mission (with Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Irons). Almost thirty years after its creation, the film seems to have gained some new significance. True, the “natives” are presented as patronized and unrealistically innocent, but the movie is an excellent study of power. During those thirty years, we have learned so much about the arrogance and immorality of power, ecclesiastic as much as secular. The Mission shows the unholy marriage between these two. A thought: Holy cow, the devil must love the church!

(from Musings)

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