Silence

Genre:  Drama | Running Time:  161 min.
Release Date: January 6, 2017 - Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver
: January 13, 2017 - Expands
Digital: March 14, 2017
DVD/BluRay: March 28, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.73
based on 74 votes and 21 reviews
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Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Yosuke Kubozuka, Yoshi Oida, Shinya Tsukamoto, Issey Ogata, Nana Komatsu, Ryo Kase

Synopsis

At a time when Christianity has been outlawed in Japan and those who follow the faith have gone into hiding or have been killed, two young Christian missionaries, Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Francisco Garrpe (Adam Driver) travel to Japan in the 1600s to search for their missing mentor, Father Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson).

In an attempt to ferret the Japanese Christian population out, officials force those who are suspected of being Christians to stomp on a carved image of Christ. Those who refuse are killed by slowly being bled while hanging upside down over a pit.

Based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Randall Emmett, Barbara De Fina, Martin Scorsese, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Irwin Winkler, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Gastón Pavlovich
Screenplay: Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese
Official Site: http://SilenceMovie.com

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  • 5 stars "Like very much, excelent..."
  • 5 stars "I was all in from the opening scene at the Japan hot-spring/hell ... I'm still thinking through what happened. I never before and want to again experience that exquisite journey of suffering... nothing gratuitous in the violence and beautifully raises the dilemma of holding faith in the face of one's own and others' agony."
  • 1 star "Incredibly slow and boring. Scorsese has created some wonderful work in the past but this caused me to walk out of the theater."