In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Christianity.

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Two Jesuit priests, Sebastião Rodrigues and Francis Garrpe, travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact. There they witness the persecution of Japanese Christians at the hands of their own government which wishes to purge Japan of all western influence. Eventually the priests separate and Rodrigues travels the countryside, wondering why God remains silent while His children suffer. Written by AxiomofEntropy

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Sometime silence is the deadliest sound

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On August 22, 2012, Cecchi Gori Pictures sued Martin Scorsese and his Sikelia Productions over the film. Scorsese had been talking about directing an adaptation since 1980s and entered the first of many written agreements in 1990. At the time, it was to be the next feature Scorsese directed after Kundun (1997). He then opted to direct a series of features rather than the film in question, including Bringing Out the Dead (1999), Gangs of New York (2002) and The Aviator (2004), allegedly agreeing to direct the the film after the latter, which didn't happen. Following another negotiation, Scorsese agreed to pay various fees after each feature he directed prior to the adaptation including The Departed (2006), Shutter Island (2010) and Hugo (2011). When Scorsese agreed to direct The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) in 2012, Cecchi Gori Pictures filed suit claiming two breaches of written contract, intentional misrepresentation and negligent misrepresentation. The final two charges stemmed from the beliefs that Scorsese and Sikelia Productions falsely represented their plans to make the film in question after "Hugo," which included $1.5 million, plus 20% of all "back-end" compensation received by the director, related to "Hugo." Scorsese claimed that the lawsuit "has all the earmarks of a media stunt," and for a while it looked like the film was caught in limbo until January 17, 2014 when the sides came to a mutual agreement in a legal settlement. Silence (2016) was finally in production, solidifying its spot as Scorsese's next feature following "The Wolf of Wall Street." See more »

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