Finally, it is out. After months and months of wait, we get to see what Martin Scorsese’s years in the making, ‘Silence’, looks like. Our first reaction: “powerful and intriguing”. The trailer clearly suggests that we are going to see a film more in the realms of ‘The Last Temptation of the Christ’ than ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. Irrespective of the subject, we already know Scorsese makes intense films; ‘Silence’ looks no different.
As far as the plot of the movie is concerned here it is:
Based on the award-winning novel, ‘Silence’ follows two missionaries’ encounters with persecution, martyrdom, apostasy and grace in 17th century Japan. Father Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Garupe (Adam Driver) undertake a secret mission to support Japanese Christians hiding from government persecution and to uncover the fate of Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson), an esteemed priest who has reportedly apostatized. Struggling to be effective witnesses in an oppressive environment, the two young priests must come to terms with their own human frailty and a deeper understanding of God’s love and grace in the midst of His “silence”.
And here is the trailer: