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In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of 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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Release Date:

2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Milczenie Boga  »

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$51,000,000 (estimated)

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| (Fujicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Author Shûsaku Endô said he was inspired by Federico Fellini's La Strada (1954) in conceiving this story, particularly the character of Kichijiro. See more »


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