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Silence Official Trailer (2016) - Paramount Pictures


Silence (2016) - Ferreira's Torture Scene (1/10) | Movieclips


Silence (2016) - Crucifixion by the Sea Scene (3/10) | Movieclips


Silence - The Deconstruction of Faith


Silence (2016) - Garupe's Death Scene (5/10) | Movieclips

Silence is a 2016 historical period drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and with a screenplay by Jay Cocks and Scorsese, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō. Set in Nagasaki, Japan, the film was shot entirely in Taiwan, using studios in Taipei and Taichung and locations in Hualien County. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano and Ciarán Hinds. The plot follows two 17th-century Jesuit priests who travel from Portugal to Edo-era Japan via Macau to locate their missing mentor and spread Catholic Christianity. The story is set in a time when it was common for the faith's Japanese adherents, then called the kakure kirishitan, to hide from persecution which resulted from the suppression of Christianity in Japan during the Shimabara Rebellion (1637–1638) against the Tokugawa shogunate.