I absolutely adore The Mission (1986). It is gorgeous. It is moralistic while still presenting different points of view. It both upholds and tears down religion. All good things I like. The priest that Jeremy Irons plays is, more than anyone else, the movie character on which I have based my life. Like him, I jumped into a culture that is not well understood, embraced that culture, loved those people, built community among those people and stand up for them before authorities that try to tear it down. I might hope that my end would be different than Father Gabriel, but what comes is what comes.