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  • 2016
  • US / Taiwan / Mexico
  • 161 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • UK release: 1 January 2016

Scorsese's long-planned passion project, an adaptation of Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel about two 17th century Catholic priests (Garfield & Driver) who travel to Japan in search of their mentor (Neeson). Fervently told and unusually cerebral – if a little black and white – it's a work of courageous severity and contemplation.

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Martin Scorsese has been on a 28 year journey to bring this film to the big screen. Based on Shusaku Endo’s acclaimed novel and starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson, it tells the story of two Christian missionaries. Travelling to Japan in search of their missing mentor is the ultimate test of faith as they venture into a country where their religion is outlawed and their presence forbidden.

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20 Dec 20164 stars

Andrew Garfield stars in this faith-based passion project from the great Martin Scorsese

The result of a self-described obsession, Martin Scorsese brings his formidable experience to bear on Shūsaku Endō's 1966 novel, following the delirious excess of The Wolf of Wall Street with a work of courageous severity and contemplation. Its…

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