Ennio Morricone

The Mission

Morricone’s hauntingly melodic score accompanies the fight to protect a remote South American tribe.

Image from The Mission

UK 1986
Dir Roland Joffé
With Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally
Certificate PG

In 18th-century South America a Jesuit priest and a former slave-trader find themselves caught up in an uneasy alliance as they try to protect a Guarani community, that has converted to Christianity, from the Spanish army. Morricone’s hauntingly melodic, partly choral score is considered by many to be one of his finest film soundtracks.