Intense New International Trailer for Martin Scorsese's Film 'Silence'

December 21, 2016
Source: YouTube

Silence International Trailer

"The price for your glory is their suffering." A new full-length international trailer has arrived for Martin Scorsese's Silence, which will be quietly opening in select cinemas in the US starting this Friday. Adapted from Shûsaku Endô's novel, Silence is about two priests who travel to Japan in the 17th century in order to figure out what is happening there. They discover Japan is opposed to Catholicism and removing anyone supporting it. Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield star. Liam Neeson and Ciarán Hinds also play two priests, with a Japanese cast including Tadanobu Asano, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Issei Ogata and Yoshi Oida. Early buzz says that this is one of Scorsese's best, more meditative and quiet than his usual work, but with so much to say (especially about religion and faith). Now this is a great trailer.

Here's the new international trailer (+ poster) for Martin Scorsese's Silence, direct from YouTube:

Silence Poster

Two Jesuit priests, Sebastião Rodrigues and Francis Garrpe, travel to 17th century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact. There they witness the persecution of Japanese Christians at the hands of their own government which wishes to purge Japan of all western influence. Eventually the priests separate and Rodrigues travels the countryside, wondering why God remains silent while His children suffer. Silence is directed by veteran Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, of The Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo, Shutter Island, Shine a Light, The Departed, The Aviator, Gangs of New York, Kundun, Casino, Cape Fear, Goodfellas and more films. The screenplay is by Jay Cocks, adapted from Shûsaku Endô's novel of the same name. Paramount will release Scorsese's Silence in select theaters starting December 23rd, before expanding wider throughout January. Going to see this?

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    A perfect example of the yang religion can bring. "For every a cross, a nail."
  • Jon Odishaw
    This looks powerful but I have to say that without Scorsese behind the camera I doubt I would think twice about this film.
  • Andrew is a good whiner.
  • 2001HAL
    This is twice now that Andrew Garfield has been a peaceful man of faith amongst militant Japanese. His next movie he needs to play Godzilla so he can finally get his ass whoop on.
  • Mark
    Scorsese man. I don't even know what they were saying half the time, and I had tears in my eyes by the end. I'll be seeing this.
  • tree
    seems scorsese & rodrigo prieto are channeling kurosawa's style in some of these shots
  • Lagoya
    This looks gay. who wants to watch a movie about guys with small peckers
    • Lagoya
      Here we go again, an imposter who is using my username to post insulting comments. Mods please delete. - The REAL Lagoya.
      • grimjob
        That's happened before?
  • RAW_D
    The impact of that first scene sans music...just art man. Complete art.
  • shiboleth
    This will be done good, since it is a good director. But I see nothing interesting in it...
    • Bo
      I agree, shiboleth. At Play In The Fields of The Lord covered this pretty well. The film of that book didn't work at all, but the book is excellent. Christians going to foreign cultures thinking they have the answers and the truth and forcing their myths and fairy tales down the throats of the so-called heathens....they literally, and still are, playing in the actual fields of the Lord and not even knowing it. As far as Silence...this so-called god has always remained silent because he/it doesn't exist. You'd think by now humans would have evolved enough to realize this...wouldn't you? I guess not as Mr. Scorsese is still struggling with it. I tried reading the book and just couldn't find any interest in the simply does not resonate with me. Loved Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ though...but especially loved the book by Nikos Kazantzakis....just a beautiful, well written novel with a unique and intelligent and different perspective on the 'myth' of Christ. Cheers!
      • shiboleth
        Well, yes, I am willing to agree with you too, Bo. The part 'Mr. Scorsese is still struggling with it' pretty much describes the whole thing. I thought something similar when I saw the first trailer. I am well aware that there is a lot of people who consider themselves religious persons but not seeing restrictions of that. I, however, see myself on the other side from this. If I need to have any label, which I really don't like, I would consider myself post-religious person (which, I think, is pretty much self-explanatory meaning). Anyway, I am afraid many people don't even struggle with that the way Scorsese is. Which is enormously sad fact of human life on this planet. And that's what scares me about many films today, the fact that they only recycle things that once were told better and richer but are now occluded by so many strangely made shallow remakings or with futile narratives about things that should be done better. I think there's something worse than thirst for profit in this, something sadly incompetent ... Just to tell you, I like the books that you read and mention here. I learn something from some of them (like this, last, one: 'Play In The Fields of The Lord'). What I like is a perspective given by literature that can't be only literary but also moral, philosophical, ethical or even political. I read different books which are mostly written by philosophers, anthropologists, historians or some theoreticians of culture. They give me something like literary works, and I like that poetic similarity in result. I am afraid that films nowadays often can't reach that range of depth ... Cheers ...
        • Bo
          Nice post/reply, always from you. I can't much except that I agree with you on all counts regarding both films and books. At least Scorsese is involved in a noble struggle of sorts...kind of what you said. This organized religion thing is programmed and indoctrinated into people starting from childhood and many continue to live out their lives accordingly. It's up to them, of course, but I never could quite accept it and it certainly never resonated with me. I was lucky in that nothing was crammed down my throat. I went to Sunday school for a bit at a Methodist Church, but when the teacher slapped me across the face for clowning around with other kids before class I lost interest in it big time. I was just a kid...maybe 7 or 8. Funny thing, when I was 16 yrs. old and doing my thug/hood/James Dean/Marlon Brando thing I met him walking on a side street one day and told him what a jerk he was and he's lucky I don't kick his butt right here and now. He was pathetic and confused so I just finished up with my disdain for him and left him standing there. That about says it all about religion for care and perhaps we'll chat soon on another topic/film. Peace.




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