- Original title
- Running time
- 159 min.
- United States
Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese (Novel: Shusaku Endo)
Kim Allen Kluge, Kathryn Kluge
Co-production United States-Italy-Mexico-Japan; Ai Film / SharpSword Films / Catchplay / IM Global / Emmett/Furla Films / G&G / Sikelia Productions / Cappa Defina Productions / Cecchi Gori Pictures / Fábrica de Cine
Drama | 17th Century. Religion. Feudal Japan
- Movie Groups
Shusaku Endo Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- In the 17th century two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. At a time when Christianity has been outlawed in Japan and those who follow the faith have gone into hiding or have been killed, two young Christian missionaries, Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Francisco Garrpe (Adam Driver) travel to Japan in the 1600s to search for their missing mentor, Father Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson).
In an attempt to ferret the Japanese Christian population out, officials force those who are suspected of being Christians to stomp on a carved image of Christ. Those who refuse are killed by slowly being bled while hanging upside down over a pit.
: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Cinematography
: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Ten Films & Best Adapted Screenplay
: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Best 2016 Films
: Los Angeles Film Critics: Nominated for Best Supp Actor (Ogata)
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