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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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Old Samurai / Inoue (as Issey Ogata)
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Yoshi Oida ...
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Kichijiro (as Yosuke Kubozuka)
Kaoru Endô ...
Unzen Samurai (Uneme)
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Prisoner Augustinian Friar #2 (as Diego Calderon)
Rafael Kading ...
Prisoner Augustinian Friar #1
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Prisoner Franciscan Friar
Benoit Masse ...
Prisoner Augustinian Friar #3
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Prisoner Japanese Jesuit
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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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$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$130,880 (USA) (23 December 2016)

Gross:

$7,079,191 (USA) (17 February 2017)
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Trivia

Screened early to four hundred Jesuit Priests In Rome. 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 »

Quotes

Father Sebastião Rodrigues: Father, how could Jesus love a wretch like this?* There is evil all around in this place.- I sense its strength, even its beauty. But there is none of that in this man. He is not worthy to be called evil.
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For the Japanese Christians and their pastors Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam See more »

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Featured in Martin Scorsese: True Confessions (2017) See more »

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Sairei shishi-mai Nuno-mai, Hei no mai, Suzu no mai, Naka-otoshi
Traditional song, Performed by Parishoners of the Haruna Jinja Shrine
Courtesy of Arbiter of Cultural Traditions
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One of Scorsese's Best!
24 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Martin Scorsese's Silence is one of those films that will stick with you for a very long time after you view it. It is one of the best films of 2016 and It's a captivating and brutal film to watch. Andrew Garfield gives possibly the best performance of his career with Hacksaw Ridge giving a genuinely haunting and an extremely believable performance as the priest. The supporting cast is also absolutely incredible with Adam Driver, Issey Ogata and Liam Nesson all are absolutely excellent. There are some brutal scenes to watch and will really stick with you they're absolutely haunting and at times poetic. There are many parts where this film challenges you with intelligent questions about religion and faith. You don't have to be religious to enjoy this movie anyone can. The whole film as an extremely poetic journey about religion and how far would you go for your faith and is it worth it.

The cinematography in this film is gorgeous it's some of the best cinematography I have seen in a very long time. It sucks you into this world and time. The fog used in this film really gives an affect of mystery and is used beautifully. Silence is a gorgeous thoughtful and masterfully crafted film one of the most well crafted I have seen in a while. The camera techniques used in this film are magnificent and makes you feel like you're there where the characters are which is used brilliantly. The only problem I have with it is that in the 3rd act you really feel the run time and It was a bit too long. And at some points the film does get boring and a bit to overlong in some scenes. Other than that after thinking about this film for a while It's one of Scorsese's best and in my top 5 favourites of 2016. 9.5/10


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