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.
At 2:08, when Ferreira is talking to Rodrigues, the left side of his face is in the sun. With the sun on his left he turns his head to the right, where he points to the sun and stares right into the sun for seconds, without blinking his eyes. See more »
1633. Pax Christi. Praised be God. Although for us 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 »
...or just life.for me, it is an experience more than a film. motifs - "Silence" was the occasion to discover Martin Scorsese. sure, it was not the first film by him who I saw. but it was The Film. the key. second, for Andrew Garfield. it is one of my favorit actors. I believe in his huge/admirable talent. but in this film, his work is more than a confirmation. not the last, for me "Silence" is the precise history of Christianity. rises. and falls. martyrs and the inner faith . the prices. and the gestures. the words. and the heavy duty of the priest. in same measure, it reminds to me the history of Greek Orthodox church in Japan, from the saint hierarch Nikolay Kasatkin and his fellows to our period. not the least, it is a film like a confession . to the viewer. against apparences. or illusions. a film who has its public who is not a target, not the circle around blockbusters, not the elite of many religious films. sure, for a part of viewers, it is a good adaptation of novel. but, if you see it time by time, you understand. the film. and the novel. not as a story from XVII century. not as moral lesson. not as pledge for a cause. but an exercise to give to yourself. the right answer.
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