Silence Poster

Release Date: December 23rd, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2017

R|2 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
Two 17th-century Portuguese missionaries, Father Sebastian Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garupe (Adam Driver), embark on a perilous journey to Japan to find their missing mentor (Liam Neeson). While there, the two men minister to the Christian villagers who worship in secret. If caught by feudal lords or ruling samurai, they must renounce their faith or face a prolonged and agonizing death.

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Issei Ogata, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Yoshi Oida, Yôsuke Kubozuka

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: G&G, Sikelia, YLK, EFO Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Sacrifice, House, Inspiring, Emotional, Mystery, Brooding

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  • Scorsese’s adaptation is overlong and at times insufferably self-indulgent, but contains sublime moments of transcendent beauty and a wealth of beautiful performances. show more

  • This is filmmaking as an act of devotion, and exploration — not just of the nature of faith but of faith’s obverse, abject doubt. The production is physically beautiful, and evokes the beauties of classic Japanese films, but the substance makes few concessions to conventional notions of entertainment. show more

  • Silence, more successfully than not, artfully addresses the core issue of its maker's lifelong religious struggle. show more

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