Martin Scorsese – Silence

The man in the novel was Sebastian Rodrigues, a Portuguese Jesuit priest sent to Japan in the 17th century. He was there to minister to Japanese Catholics suffering under a brutal regime and also to find out what had happened to his mentor, a priest rumored to have renounced the faith under torture.  (New York Times article excerpt. Click on image below to read the excellent article by Paul Elie.)

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