Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds,Shinya Tsukamoto, Yōsuke Kubozuka, Issey Ogata
Historical drama directed and co-written by Martin Scorsese which was inspired by the true story of Cristóvão Ferreira, a Portuguese Jesuit missionary who renounced his religion after being persecuted.
Set in the seventeenth century, the film follows two young Portuguese Jesuit priests, Father Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garrpe (Adam Driver), who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan, at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden, to locate their mentor, Father Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson), who had committed apostasy after he had been tortured by the country’s population.REVIEWS
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Rodrigues: Our Lord said to them, “Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every living creature.”
Father Valignano: Ferreira is lost to us. He denounced God in public and surrendered the faith.
Garrpe: That’s not possible. Father Ferreira risked his life to spread our faith all over Japan.
Rodrigues: It seems to me that our mission here is more urgent than ever, we must go find Father Ferreira.
Father Valignano: This is in your hearts then, both of you.
Father Valignano: Then I must trust God has put it down.
[to Rodrigues and Garrpe]
Father Valignano: The moment you set foot in that country, you step into high danger.
Inoue: [to Rodrigues] The price for your glory is their suffering.
Rodrigues: One of us must go to Nagasaki and find him.
Garrpe: It’s too dangerous, for us, for the people who shelter us.
Rodrigues: We send Kichijiro, he brings back word we can act on.
Garrpe: Are you mad? Where is he? He’s never here! He’s always drunk, you know he can’t be trusted.
Rodrigues: What do we do? We must do something to find Father Ferreira!
[the next morning]
Rodrigues: Let’s go out. Let’s risk it, just for a moment.
[he offers his hand to Garrpe and Garrpe takes it]
[as they are lying exhausted on some rocks]
[he points to the eagle flying above them]
Rodrigues: That’s God’s sign.
[as Garrpe watches the eagle he suddenly notices some villagers watching them]
Garrpe: Don’t move. Someone’s here watching us.
[they quickly run back into their hut]
Rodrigues: I pray but I’m lost. Am I just praying to silence?
Silence is set for release in the US December 23rd (limited) and UK January 1st.