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The Mission

Starring Jeremy Irons and Robert De Niro, and winner of both a Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival and a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, The Mission once again reveals Robert Bolt’s ability to write scripts on an epic scale. Completed after the writer had suffered a stroke, The Mission saw Bolt once again engage with the questions of morality, here around the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th-century South America, that had interested him across his career.