Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.

United States, Taiwan, Mexico 2016
  • Czech
161 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

In the mid-17th century, Japan is completely closed to contact with Western powers. Christianity is outlawed there and Christians must hide their faith. Two Portuguese Jesuits, Father Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Garupe (Adam Driver), travel to the land of the rising sun with a very dangerous goal: to find their teacher, Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson), who has supposedly renounced his faith. Japan's feudal lords and ruling samurai are determined to eradicate Christianity from their country. To spread the word of God is one of the most serious crimes. Christians are persecuted and brutally tortured. They either renounce their faith or are subjected to long agony and painful death. The young monks face the most difficult test of faith and endurance for which they may not be prepared.

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Director: Martin Scorsese
Based on: Shûsaku Endô
Screenplay: Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese
Cinematography: Rodrigo Prieto
Music: Kathryn Kluge, Kim Allen Kluge
Sound: Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, Philip Stockton
Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker
Production Design: Dante Ferretti
Producer: Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Barbara De Fina, Randall Emmett, David Lee, Gastón Pavlovich, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin Winkler
Co-production: Marianne Bower, Eriko Miyagawa, David Webb
Costumes: Dante Ferretti
Cast: Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Ciarán Hinds, Yosuke Kubozuka, Yoshi Oida, Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Issei Ogata, Tadanobu Asano
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.