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176 Ratings



Directed by Masahiro Shinoda
Japan, 1971
Drama, History


The story of two Jesuit priests who, despite risking the death penalty, venture into 17th century Japan where a ban against Christianity is severely enforced

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Silence Directed by Masahiro Shinoda

Critics reviews

It’s something of a mixed bag but comes off in the end as a powerful rendition of Endo’s novel, as well as an effective piece of cinema in line with Shinoda’s prior works. Working for the first time with Rashomon cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, the film captures wild and gorgeous locations for the story.
February 24, 2017
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