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Silence (2016)

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Two priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor and propagate Catholicism.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Old Samurai / Inoue
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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
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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Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Silencio  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$6,977,590 (USA) (10 February 2017)
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Trivia

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 »

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

Inquisitor Inoue: Step on your Jesus.
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Francesco's Cosmic Beam Experience live, Marina Del Rey
Composed and performed by Francesco Lupica
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Extremely disappointing
8 January 2017 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

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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