Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, ...
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Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »
Luiz Fernando Carvalho
Juliana Carneiro da Cunha
Following a newspaper ad, ordinary women tell part of their life stories to director Eduardo Coutinho, which are then re-enacted by actresses, blurring the barriers between truth, fiction and interpretation.
The story of a famous Brazilian criminal, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night. Working alone, he also used to rape his female victims.
Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the pompous Leslie Huben, who runs the missionary effort in the area but who seems more concerned about competing with his Catholic 'rivals' than in the Indians themselves. Hazel is terrified of the Indians while Martin is fascinated. Soon American pilot Lewis Moon joins the Indian tribe but is attracted by Leslie's young wife, Andy. Can the interaction of these characters and cultures, and the advancing bulldozers of civilization, avoid disaster? Written by
Moon, you're under the influence of a dangerous drug, we need to know where you are.
I'm at play... in the fields of the Lord. At play... in the fields... of the Lord...
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A complex story with issues concerning religion, understanding different cultures and also identity
The length of this movie is possibly a detriment, however it is worth the
time in most respects. One of the main issues explored is age-old in
of how religion is brought to people that the civilized world sometimes
arrogantly considers are "savages." Another issue is the finding of one's
own identity. The main characters in the story, mostly missionaries from
United States, seem to each represent various perspectives and viewpoints
that people can bring to living in another place and culture, in this
it is the Amazon and the Indians that live there. The acting was good --
not great great -- but good enough that you believed the character's
dilemnas. Adian Quinn did quite well in his role as he struggled with
to understand the minds of the Indians and their concept of a god and
blending this with his own Christian perspective. Tom Berenger's role was
more complex and his acting was subdued. The other actors such as Darryl
Hannah and John Lithgow had somewhat difficult parts that were handled
competently. Kathy Bates, as always, added flavor as did Tom Waits.
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