New Movie Shows Price Missionaries Paid in Bringing the Gospel to Japan
A new movie produced by Martin Scorsese’s tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) — at a time when Christianity was outlawed and forbidden in Japan. The film is based on the Shusaku Endo’s 1966 acclaimed novel. Set to open in theaters in time for Christmas, SILENCE takes viewers on a journey into questions on suffering, the price missionaries are willing to pay for the Gospel's sake, and touches on themes of where is God when his people suffer.
Executive Film Producer Tyler Zacharia shared with IMB some of the important questions the film raises including,
The film also has been a spiritual journey for Scorsese, a Catholic who has been working on this film alone for 28 years and has become a passion project of his, a man who told the NY Times that as a boy he wanted to be a missionary while growing up in Little Italy in NY.