Silence is a 2016 historical adventure drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Scorsese, and Jay Cocks, based on Shûsaku Endô's novel Silence, and produced by Scorsese, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Barbara De Fina, Randall Emmett, David Lee, Gastón Pavlovich, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and Irwin Winkler.
Like an ember glowing, so did the desire in the hearts of Portuguese Catholic Fathers, Sebastião Rodrigues and Francisco Garupe, to investigate the truth behind Father Cristovão Ferreira's abrupt end of correspondence. With the rumours of Ferreira's apostasy echoing in their minds and in great disbelief, the zealous Jesuit missionaries set off to Japan, in 1633, amidst the bloodshed of the anti-Christian purges, with the intention to locate their teacher. Under those circumstances, the two-man army with the aid of their guide Kichijiro, a Japanese fisherman, ultimately arrive in Japan, 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, where as a prisoner of the Japanese Grand Inquisitor Inoue, 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.
- Directed by: Martin Scorsese
- Written by: Scorsese, and Jay Cocks (Screenplay), and Shûsaku Endô (Novel)
- Produced by: Scorsese, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Barbara De Fina, Randall Emmett, David Lee, Gastón Pavlovich, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and Irwin Winkler