Release Date: Late 2016

Summary: Two Jesuit Portuguese Catholic priests face violent persecution when they travel to Japan to seek out their mentor and spread the teachings of Christianity.

Director: Martin Scorsese 

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, and CiarĂ¡n Hinds.

Reason for being Oscar contender: Martin Scorsese, may screen at Cannes, Martin Scorsese. 

Links: Scorsese Worked for Scale to Get Silence Made

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