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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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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 ...
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Benoit Masse ...
Prisoner Augustinian Friar #3
Tetsuya Igawa ...
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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Silencio  »

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Budget:

$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

The second collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Liam Neeson after Gangs of New York (2002). 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 Alessandro Valignano: The moment you set foot in that country, you step into high danger.
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For the Japanese Christians and their pastors Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam See more »

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Featured in The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017) See more »

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Kin No Mai
Written by Joji Hirota
Performed by Joji Hirota and Hiten Ryu Daiko
Courtesy of ARC Music Productions Int. Ltd.
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Thank "god" the Japanese Won
26 January 2017 | by (United States) – 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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