At Play in the Fields of the Lord Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for At Play in the Fields of the Lord the Movie

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A thoughtful epic that never quite lives up to its own self-importance--or length. Two yankee missionary couples try to evangelize a fearsome tribe of Brazilian rain-forest dwellers. One of the Christian families suffers a crisis of faith that's well-acted but not as powerful as a co-plot regarding a modern American Indian (Berenger) who joins the jungle natives with calamitous results. Based on the novel by Peter Matthiessen.


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Available on VHS
Running time 186 minutes.

Cast and Crew

South America, Jungle Stories, Missionaries, Culture Clash
Hector Babenco, Jean-Claude Carriere
Tom Berenger, Aidan Quinn, Kathy Bates, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah, Tom Waits, Stenio Garcia, Nelson Xavier, Jose Dumont, Niilo Kivirinta
Hector Babenco
Zbigniew Preisner
Saul Zaentz Company

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