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Silence is a 2016 epic historical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and with a screenplay by Jay Cocks and Scorsese. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano and Ciarán Hinds.

The film is based on the 1966 of the same name by Shūsaku Endō.


Two 17th-century Portuguese missionaries, Father Sebastian Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garupe (Adam Driver), embark on a perilous journey to Japan to find their missing mentor (Liam Neeson). While there, the two men minister to the Christian villagers who worship in secret. If caught by feudal lords or ruling samurai, they must renounce their faith or face a prolonged and agonizing death.


  • Andrew Garfield as Sebastião Rodrigues (based on Giuseppe Chiara)
  • Adam Driver as Francisco Garupe
  • Ciarán Hinds as the Jesuit Alessandro Valignano and the voice of Jesus
  • Liam Neeson as the Jesuit Cristóvão Ferreira aka Sawano Chūan
  • Shinya Tsukamoto as Mokichi
  • Issey Ogata as Inoue Masashige (based on the 17th-century Grand Councilor (ōmetsuke))
  • Yōsuke Kubozuka as Kichijirō
  • Nana Komatsu as Mónica (Haru)
  • Ryo Kase as João (Chokichi)
  • Katsuo Nakamura as The Monk
  • Yoshi Oida as Ichizo
  • Béla Baptiste as Dieter Albrecht (based on Engelbert Kaempfer, a chronicler who traveled with the Dutch East India Company)