Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
An Interesting Project About Christianity
Silence is Martin Scorsese's newest film about two Jesuit Priests (Garfield and Driver) who go in search of their mentor (Neeson) in 17th century Japan. While they are there, they find pockets of native Japanese who are also Christians and embrace the chance to learn and share experiences with them. It is an ultimately very dangerous mission with the shogunate hunting them down and trying to snuff out their spread of religion at all costs.
I usually don't have any feelings about religion one way or another. I enjoy good film and this had all of the makings of it. I wouldn't put it up as one Scorsese's best for me, but it's still pretty damn solid. One thing about Silence that really pops is the cinematography. There are some beautiful shots in the film. The subject matter, is extremely intriguing and I found that I enjoyed many of the Japanese actors performances.