What an extraordinary movie. It won an Oscar in 1987 for Best Cinematography and stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnnaly, and Liam Neeson. It tells the story of the Jesuit missions founded in South America during the 18th century. The Jesuits brought not only the Gospel to the indigenous people but also order, laws, protection from slave traders. In the end, the Church, personified by the Cardinal, sells out the missions and the missionaries. The priests choose to stay and fight, three with the sword, one with the Eucharist. The end though is the same for all.