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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 ...
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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

The theatrical trailer and poster were not released until a month prior to the film's limited theatrical release in the United States. 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

Garupe: TAKE ME INSTEAD! TAKE ME!
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Crazy Credits

For the Japanese Christians and their pastors Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam See more »

Connections

Featured in Conan: Ted Danson/Gad Elmaleh/Josh Abbott Band (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Improvised Street Musicians
Composed and performed by Suzuki Kyosuke, Daisuke Ishiwata, Chikako Nakagawa, Ninako Horikoshi', Mika Shigemori and Hiroka Yuko
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Thank "god" the Japanese Won
26 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Every so often the Christian movie makers try and take this subject on and every effort is a failure. Quite simply put, the Japanese wanted their own culture more than they wanted the Western one, and most importantly, they were willing to fight for it tooth and claw. I know I'm suppose to feel great sympathy for the poor priests struggling against the heathens, but I don't and I don't want to. I'm quite happy that Japan has a great culture of its own design and evolution and so all the movie slander promoted by even a great director like Martin Scorsese seems just wasted talent. Oh, there is plenty of "talent" in the film; director, camera, actors, but the script and the of course the "idea" can never succeed. I know that "christian hardship porn" is satisfying for many believers, but unless you are one, you should let this movie go away.


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