“we cut it and went, ‘ Oh god, it’s dread­ful’”

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fu­tur­is­tic look. Ar­gentina has that old world look with a com­bi­na­tion of mod­ern stuff too. They also showed us th­ese ex­tra­or­di­nary lo­ca­tions; some wa­ter­falls on the bor­der with Brazil where The Mission was filmed, and this ex­tra­or­di­nary lu­nar- like land­scape that would have been used for Zeist.”

Ar­gentina proved to be a false econ­omy, though. Partly be­cause the coun­try suf­fered from a pe­riod of ram­pant in­fla­tion just as film­ing com­menced. “One morn­ing you’d have break­fast in the ho­tel and the or­ange juice was 30 cents, and the next day it was $ 3, so I was think­ing, ‘ Okay, there’s some­thing go­ing on here,’” says Mulc­ahy.

There were other prob­lems with the Ar­gen­tinian lo­ca­tion. “It wasn’t re­ally staffed up to do a film of this style. So we ended up bring­ing in peo­ple from Australia and the UK and Amer­ica. As pre­pro­duc­tion was go­ing on, more and more peo­ple were com­ing in from the rest of the world. So with ship­ping the crew in and the econ­omy go­ing up­side- down,

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