At Play in the Fields of the Lord

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At Play in the Fields of the Lord

missionary based on novel or book civilization amazon tribe jungle malaria amazon rainforest 1960s

At Play in the Fields of the Lord

Release Date: December 06, 1991

Year    :   1991
Slogan    :   «An adventure beyond the limits of civilization, faith and passion.»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Universal Pictures, The Saul Zaentz Company
Director    :   Héctor Babenco
Producers    :   Saul Zaentz, Paul Zaentz, Francisco Ramalho Jr., David Nichols, Flávio Chaves
Writers    :   Jean-Claude Carrière, Héctor Babenco, Vincent Patrick, Peter Matthiessen
RunTime    :   189 mins.
Budget    :   36000000
Revenue    :   1345903

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?

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