Lists: Drama, Historical, HPR Selects, Religious re-telling

Brief Synopsis: "Two Jesuit priests, Sebastião Rodrigues and Francis Garrpe, travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact. There they witness the persecution of Japanese Christians at the hands of their own government which wishes to purge Japan of all western influence. Eventually the priests separate and Rodrigues travels the countryside, wondering why God remains silent while His children suffer."

Overall Ranking: 7 (Rank from 2016: # 1)

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Regular 0%
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Stale 0%
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  • Scorsese on Religion

  • Reviewer Rating Review
    Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
    Citizen Charlie97(full review)
    Sober Film Critic James Brown97 - Amidst the storm that's brewing in America (possibly golden showers in the forecast), it's a time when the idea of a Muslim ban or registry floats around from our newly inaugurated Tweeter-in-Chief. To have a vicious, unrelenting film about religious oppression arrive at this moment is a cinematic reminder that history has the unfortunate tendency of repeating itself.
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    David Baruffi97(full review)
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest95(full review)
    Keith Noakes95(full review)
    Dan O'Neill90(full review)
    Paul's Trip To The Movies88(full review)

    People Involved

  • Andrew Garfield (Father Sebastião Rodrigues)
  • Adam Driver (Father Francisco Garrpe)
  • Liam Neeson (Father Cristóvão Ferreira)
  • Tadanobu Asano (Interpreter)
  • Ciarán Hinds (Father Valignano)
  • Shinya Tsukamoto (Mokichi)
  • Yôsuke Kubozuka (Kichijiro)
  • Issei Ogata (Inquisitor Inoue)
  • Nana Komatsu (Christian Villager)
  • Ryô Kase (Christian Villager)
  • Michié (Tomogi Wife)
  • SABU ()
  • Yoshi Oida (Ichizo)
  • Motokatsu Suzuki (Edo Guard)
  • Yasushi Takada (Doshin)
  • Katsuo Nakamura (Buddhist Priest)
  • Ten Miyazawa (Carpenter)
  • (Director)