“The price for your glory is their suffering.”
Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson, “Silence” is based on Japanese author Shūsaku Endō’s 1966 novel of the same name. The film is helmed by Grammy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese.
The film follows 2 young Portuguese Jesuit (Society of Jesus) priests (played by Garfield and Driver respectively) who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor, Father Cristóvão Ferreira (played by Neeson), and propagate Christianity.
According The New York Times Magazine, in preparation of their roles, the cast of “Silence” were training hard in Taiwan for 8 months. Driver, who lost nearly one third of his weight (approximately 22.7kg) for his character, and Garfield also went on a week-long silent retreat at St. Beuno’s, a Jesuit house in Wales.
“If I’d had 10 years, it wouldn’t have been (enough) to prepare for this role,” said “The Amazing Spiderman” star. Director Scorsese also added that Garfield got to the point where he could out-Jesuit a Jesuit. Talk about dedication.
Watch the brutal and intense trailer below:
Slated for wide release in January 2017, “Silence” also stars Tadanobu Asano, Issey Ogata, Ciaran Hinds, Yosuke Kubozuka, and Yoshi Oida.
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