Silence (2016)

Silence (2016)
  • Release Date: 21 December 2016 (USA)
  • Genres: Drama, History
  • Run Time: 161 Minutes
  • Production Co: StudioCanal, Paramount Pictures, Cappa Defina Productions, CatchPlay, Cecchi Gori Pictures
  • Directors: Martin Scorsese
  • Writer: Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese, Martin Scorsese
  • Stars: Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Issey Ogata, Ciaran Hinds, Yosuke Kubozuka, Yoshi Oida
Garfield and Driver play the Jesuits seeking a missing mentor who may or may not have renounced his faith. Early in the trailer we see a beaten-down Neeson kneeling in subjugation — to whom or what isn’t quite clear — and it isn’t long before the Garfield and Driver characters are in equally bad shape. “I pray but I’m lost,” says Garfield’s Rodrigues at the end, then adding the kicker that gives the film it’s title: “Am I just praying to silence?”