Belief In The Blessing

It's the room of Father Gabriel. He is the believer in the path of non-violence. His junior, Mendoza (Robert Di Niro) enters the room. He seeks the Father's blessing for a war he wants to fight, for the rights of indigenous Guarani people above Iguazo Falls. He wants to renounce the vows of obedience. Father Gabriel feels for the same cause, but not the war path. He says "
No.
If you are right, you have God's Blessing.
If you are wrong, my blessing won't mean anything.
If might is right, then love has no place in the world. It may be so.
But I don't have the strength to live in a world like that.
"

The movie is based on a real life story, thats what I liked the most. Has beautiful, breathtaking shots of the Iguazo Falls and won the Academy Award for Cinematography. A rather slow and a pensive movie, not everyone may like it, but I liked it somewhat. A nice movie for the Christmas season.

The Mission (1986)
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Dec 14, 2012