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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.
According to cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto the film was mostly shot on 35mm, except the night scenes with candles. These were shot digitally with an Arri Alexa and Alexa anamorphic lenses because of the low light capability. See more »
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 »
I was attracted to this film because of the director's prestige and because it was an adaptation of a well-received book. It has also received many positive reviews.
I don't know why. The film is too long (much too long), too repetitive and too superficial in its treatment of the central issue of religious faith. The acting is uninspired. None of the characters awoke my sympathy. Japanese men speaking good English to Portuguese priests was just weird. Scorcese combines all this with gruesome torture scenes and monsoon weather to reach his full numbing effect. The only redeeming feature was the music: there wasn't any.
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