Watch full silence 2016 movie online. Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.
The mighty hand of Catholicism, those harsh concepts of guilt, redemption, hang heavy over the films of Martin Scorsese. Taxi Driver, through the grime and scum fundamentally hinges on that of redemption through vengeance, the need to purge the darkness to find light. Goodfellas is a film of guilt, Cape Fear – a film of madness stemming from the delusion of God. 28 years in the making, Silence drenches the soul through gob-smacking religious rigour. And that mighty hand, hanging for so long, finally comes crashing down, creating a tsunami of immensely personal moral guilt. It’s Scorsese’s confession, his cleansing of the soul.
Having received a letter from their mentor Father Cristovao Ferreira (Liam Neeson) revealing his apostasy following a failed attempt at spreading the word of Christianity through 17th century Japan, Jesuit priests Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Francisco (Adam Driver) succeed in persuading Father Valignano (Ciaran Hinds) to let them travel to Japan in order to locate and rescue him. Once arrived, they find themselves treated at once as Messianic figures, at once as fugitives. On their tail is Mokichi (a hysterically unsettling Shinya Tsukamoto)-part Hans Landa, part pantomime villain.
The first hour-the film is split into three vague chapters-runs rich with religious allegory as Rodrigues and Francisco find themselves treated as figures reminiscent of the Messiah. Recently landed, they wander through a village gripped by the paranoia of being caught in the possession of Christian paraphernalia, yet their appearance brings hope. People travel to witness them, to be in their presence, and this burden begins to weigh heavy.