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The film Martin Scorsese has wanted to make for decades, Silence is a thoughtful and striking adaptation of Shusaku Endo acclaimed novel.
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- Want a film to challenge your faith?
- Silence is a powerful film from one of the all-time great directors, Martin Scorsese
- Perfect for film clubs, movie nights, or anyone who wants deeper films
Silence has been rated 15 by the BBFC. This is for scenes of strong violence and torture.
For Christians, 17th Century Japan was a dangerous place to be.
Silence centres on a Priest, Father Sebastian Rodrigues, who embarks on a mission to Japan. After the recent defeat of the Shimabara Rebellion in which a number of Catholic peasants rebelled against the Shogunate, Japan's Christians come under a period of heavy persecution.
For Father Sebastian Rodrigues this means resisting what his mentor could not: the renouncing of his faith, committing apostasy by stepping on a fumie (a bronze image of Jesus that was used as a test of faith, where suspected Christians were made to trample on the plaque or face execution or imprisonment).
Trying to come to terms with why his mentor would commit such an act of heresy, Rodrigues struggles with what will happens when he himself will be commanded to trample on the fumie.
Should he die for his faith, or trample and publicly renounce Christianity to save his own life?
Set during the rule of the Tokogawa Shogunate, and just before the whole country closed itself off from the rest of the world, Silence is a historical film heralded as of director Martin Scorsese's theological culmination, and an example of what happens when the very finest of film-making is turned towards a meaningful story.
Silence DVD was published by Sony in May 2017 and is our 991st best seller. The ISBN for Silence DVD is 5055201831682.
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Details for Silence DVD
|Running Time||181 mins|
|Publisher||Sony (May 2017)|
|Recommended for Ages||from 15 years|
|Page last updated||20th July 2017|