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
Sometime silence is the deadliest sound
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During the Pre-Production of this film, a ceiling collapsed on set and resulted in the death of a Taiwanese contractor, Martin Scorsese was said to be upset and shocked by the incident. See more
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