The Silence 2016 trailer captures vintage Scorsese. The mad rush of intense and noisy violins coupled with the effect of martial drums. The images that represent faiths are captivating. So is mixing them with violent imagery. An art perfected by Martin Scorsese.
Two Portuguese priests are sent to feudal Japan with a mission. A mission that involves grave danger “The moment you step foot in that country, you step into high danger.” Their aim is to search for a missing missionary played by Liam Neeson. Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield portray the role of the two missionaries in peril due to the demands of faith. The film is scheduled to be released on the 23rd of December reports Deadline.
Driver and Garfield are seeking a mentor who has been missing. It is also speculated that he may even have renounced his faith. In the initial parts of the trailer we see a badly beaten Neeson kneel in a mark of subjugation. But to whom he is kneeling before is not quite evident. Before long Driver and Garfield to find themselves in peril. At the end of the Silence, 2016 trailer Rodrigues as essayed by Garfield says in dismay “I pray but I’m lost. Am I just praying to silence?”
Images that cling to memory are to be found in the Silence 2016 trailer in plentiful. Overhead shots of priests walking down a stone plaza. Not to forget the waves of Neptune washing over crucified Japanese inhabitants of the villages.
The film also stars Yosuke Kubozuka, Tadanobu Asano, Shinya Tsukamoto, Ciarán Hinds and Issey Ogata. The film is based on a novel by Shūsaku Endō. Scorsese and Jay Cocks have together written the script.
Just Jared further notes that the events take place at a time when Christianity happened to be outlawed and their presence itself was forbidden.
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