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Silence (2016)

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In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

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Cast

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Old Samurai / Inoue (as Issey Ogata)
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Kichijiro (as Yosuke Kubozuka)
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Unzen Samurai (Uneme)
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Prisoner Augustinian Friar #2 (as Diego Calderon)
Rafael Kading ...
Prisoner Augustinian Friar #1
Matthew Blake ...
Prisoner Franciscan Friar
Benoit Masse ...
Prisoner Augustinian Friar #3
Tetsuya Igawa ...
Prisoner Japanese Jesuit
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Storyline

The story of two Catholic missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) - at a time when Catholicism was outlawed and their presence forbidden.

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Sometimes silence is the deadliest sound


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Rated R for some disturbing violent content | See all certifications »

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13 January 2017 (USA)  »

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Silencio  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$130,880, 23 December 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,079,191, 17 February 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,737,523, 23 February 2017
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Trivia

Martin Scorsese actually read the novel Silence in Japan. See more »

Goofs

When Rodrigues, Garupe and Kichijuro first arrive in Japan, they swim to shore. However in the next shot as they walk through the cave on the shore, they are completely dry. See more »

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Ferreira: [narrating] 1633. Pax Christi. Praised be God. Although for ust there is little peace in this land now. I never knew Japan when it was a country of light, but I have never known it to be as dark as it is now. All our progress has ended in new persecution, new repression, new suffering. They use ladles filled with holes so the drops would come out slowly, and the pain would be prolonged. Each small splash of the water was like a burning coal. The Governor of Nagasaki took four friars...
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For the Japanese Christians and their pastors Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam See more »

Connections

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.118 (2017) See more »

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Francesco's Cosmic Beam Experience live, Marina Del Rey
Composed and performed by Francesco Lupica
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Almost 3 hours of hell.

What was Martin Scorsese thinking? Is he trying to set a record for the longest time to bore an audience?

It used to mean something when someone said "it's a Martin Scorsese film". Does this now mean it's long and boring?

How can anyone who invested 2 hrs and 41 min not say this was way to long and could have gotten the message across in a comfortable say.. 1 hour?

Such a waste of talent. No big story here, the summary accounts for the almost 3 gruelling hours of boredom with no real message, although the one I did get made this even more of a time-waster.

How can this be rated so high? Is society that bored and have that much time to waste on non-entertainment?

Save yourself, you've read the summary, you're better off moving onto another movie.


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