The Church meets pop culture for this podcast series of Advent reflections. Fr Peter Malone MSC relates 28 movies to the Gospel.
Following an Advent Calendar theme, one MP3 review is uploaded for each day of Advent.
The Mission (1986)
"It's a wonderful film. It shows two priests; one exemplifying compassion - played by Jeremy Irons - and the other a reformed slave trader played by Robert De Niro. When they're faced with an attack on their flocks, one is a martyr with them and the other goes out to defend them in a fight for liberation as we might say."
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Fr Peter's review
The Mission - Review 39.00 kB
Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) .
Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.