Portugal, 1637. Portuguese Catholic Fathers Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Garupe (Adam Driver) investigate the truth behind Father Ferreira’s (Liam Neeson) abrupt end of correspondence. With the rumours of Ferreira’s apostasy echoing in their minds and in great disbelief, the zealous priests set off to Japan, amidst the brutal actions against Christians, with the intention to locate their mentor. The two men arrive in Japan with the help of their guide Kichijiro (Yoskue Kubozuka), a Japanese fisherman, only to witness the unbearable burden of a different belief in a land founded on tradition. Sooner or later, and while following the traces of Ferreira’s sightings, Father Rodrigues will eventually reach Nagasaki. There as a prisoner of the Japanese Grand Inquisitor Inoue (Issey Ogata), not only will he witness the hideous tortures performed on the Japanese Christians, but he will also have to put his faith to the ultimate test: renounce it for the sake of the prisoners’ lives or hold on to it – no matter the consequences.
Director Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE tells a moving story about faith, friendship and the pursuit of humanity during cruel times. Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”) and Adam Driver (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) are starring as the young priests who have to fight for their lives and hold on to their faith while looking for their mentor Ferreira – played by Oscar® winner Liam Neeson (“96 Hours – Taken”).