PG | | Adventure, Drama, History
18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.
Your Holiness, the little matter that brought me here to the furthest edge of your light on Earth is now settled. The Indians are once more free to be enslaved by the Spanish and Portuguese settlers. I don't think that's hitting the right note. ...
In the scene in which the young Guarani boy sings heavenly, but Cabeza calls him an animal nonetheless, Father Gabriel gives a speech in the boy's defense. The gathering's reaction is first observed, but as the image briefly cuts to Gabriel, it is visible that his lips do not move, even though he is not through with his speech yet.
At the film's very end, after the final credits, Altimarano gives the audience an ambiguous, almost accusing look, as if he were asking it, "Would you or would you not have done this?"
English, Guarani, Spanish, Latin
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