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At Play in the Fields of the Lord

The movie At Play in the Fields of the Lord was based on the book At Play in the Fields of the Lord.

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Movie details for At Play in the Fields of the Lord

The movie was released in 1991 and directed by Hector Babenco, who also directed Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) and Ironweed (1987). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah, Aidan Quinn, Tom Waits, Kathy Bates, StÍnio Garcia, Nelson Xavier, Josť Dumont, Niilo Kivirinta, S. Yriwana Karaja, Jose Renato Lana, Ruy Polanah, Carlos Xavante, Ione Machado, Edwirges Ribeiro, Mutah Pataxo and Shannon O'Hurley.

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Missionaries travel to the Brazilian rain forest and make a mess of everything. What else is new? Actually, plenty in this dark but beautifully realized adaptation of Peter Matthiessen's well-regarded novel, directed by Hector Babenco. Aidan Quinn, Daryl ... Read More
Missionaries travel to the Brazilian rain forest and make a mess of everything. What else is new? Actually, plenty in this dark but beautifully realized adaptation of Peter Matthiessen's well-regarded novel, directed by Hector Babenco. Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah, Kathy Bates, and John Lithgow play the Americans who travel to the Brazilian interior in an effort to do some good. But their definitions of good vary wildly; Bates and Lithgow are old-fashioned puritans who want to convert the heathens to Christianity and remove all traces of their own culture. Quinn and Hannah are more spiritually minded, hoping to make a connection and a cultural exchange with the Indians they encounter. In the end, they're all delusional, trapped in their own preconceptions. Downbeat but magical in its way, with sterling performances all around and amazing scenery, to say the least. --Marshall Fine

Book details for At Play in the Fields of the Lord

At Play in the Fields of the Lord was written by Peter Matthiessen. The book was published in 1965 by Bantam Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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