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Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.

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Directed by

Martin Scorsese

Written by

Martin Scorsese (Screenplay)
Jay Cocks (Screenplay)
Shûsaku Endô (Novel)

Runtime

161 minutes

Country

United States of America, Mexico, Taiwan

Language

English

Tagline

Pray with your eyes open

Cast

Keywords

missionary based on novel or book japan torture christianity portuguese betrayal 17th century martyrdom crisis of faith jesuit priest shogunate religious persecution religious icon apostasy

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