Dir. Martin Scorsese. USA, 2016. 2h 41m. Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Yōsuke Kubozuka, Yoshi Oida.
Faith, doubt and the human condition are central themes for Martin Scorsese's latest epic, a deep and spiritual journey set in 17th-century Japan. Two young Jesuit missionaries, stunningly acted by Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, track down their mentor after hearing that he has abandoned his faith.
‘It's a film full of tight close-ups of hands accepting gifts that comfort, inspire and bring succour to their recipients' souls. That's how we should receive it.’ ★★★★★ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
‘Garfield and Driver excel as the driven young priests, zealous young idealists who half want to be caught and tortured just so that they can test their faith.’ ★★★★ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent