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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An elderly lady, living in (literally) the middle if nowhere, and fed up with small minded apartheid ideology, starts escaping into her own world of sculpting in her back yard and along ... See full summary »
Diego is a film director very close to death, surrounded by people who are having trouble dealing with his current tempestuous mood. Chances are he won't survive, but if he does, that means he needs to relearn how to live.
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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
Producer Saul Zaentz first tried to make this film in 1965, only to find that MGM owned the rights. He kept trying to buy them every time there was an administrative change at MGM up until 1989 when new studio heads Jay Kanter and Alan Ladd Jr decided that MGM would not be making the film. Zaentz still had to pay $1.4 million for the rights. See more »
I think it's amusing that some of the viewers' comments are a perfect illustration of the movie characters' hangups. You miss the whole "moral" (yes, pun intended) of the story: tolerance for other cultures. Of course, it's not for children! You have to be an adult to appreciate it. The acting, characters, scenery, & story were all top notch, & the length didn't bother me at all--I wouldn't cut a thing. Worth buying to view again with friends.
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