Silence

Synopsis: Two 17th-century Portuguese missionaries, Father Sebastian Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garupe (Adam Driver), embark on a perilous journey to Japan to find their missing mentor (Liam Neeson). While there, the two men minister to the Christian villagers who worship in secret. If caught by feudal lords or ruling samurai, they must renounce their faith or face a prolonged and agonizing death.
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 51 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
79
Rotten Tomatoes:
84%
R
Year:
2016
161 min
$7,063,885
Website
1,109 Views

small splash of the water was like a

burning coal."

The crowd surges forward.

FERREIRA:

"Some remained on the mountain for 33

days."

CUT TO:

6 EXT. UNZEN HOT SPRINGS DAY 6

A month later. Still from a distance: The five Christians are

being untied from the stakes. Their bodies are wracked from the

effects of exposure.

FERREIRA (V.O.)

“The story of their courage has become

almost legend. They give hope to those

of us who remain here, against the

shogun’s order, to teach the faith. We

only grow stronger, in His love.”

Near the hot spring, Ferreira collapses to the ground. His

guard lets him fall. He hides his face in his arms.

CUT TO:

4

7 INT. STUDY/MACAO COLLEGE DAY 7

TITLE UP:
COLLEGE OF MADRE DE DEUS / MACAO / Spring, 1640. A

hand places a letter on a desk and Father Valignano removes his

spectacles, reciting the last words of the letter. He knows

them well.

VALIGNANO:

Ferreira is lost to us.

(looks up)

This was his last letter.

Valignano is a compelling man, the senior Jesuit superior of

this mission on the very edge of the known world. He looks

across at TWO YOUNG PRIESTS, neither older than thirty, who are

seated before him.

One priest, FRANCISCO GARUPE, who has the lean, restless

appearance of a hunting animal, looks thoughtful. He is

measuring his response...

...when the second priest speaks. He has an aspect of spiritual

assurance about him, of untested righteousness, but there is a

hungry, haunted look in his eyes, too. He's like a man who has

seen his own ghost. His name is SEBASTI.O RODRIGUES.

RODRIGUES:

That was so long ago. It says nothing

of him now.

VALIGNANO:

This letter came to us when you were

traveling from Portugal. It took years

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