Silence (UK-import) (DVD)

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Adapted from the renowned novel by Shusaku Endo, Masahiro Shinoda's 1971 film Silence (Chinmoku, co-written with Endo) explores the violent cultural conflict amid the arrival of Jesuit missionaries in seventeenth-century Japan. Shinoda's excellent direction - coupled with a pensive score by the legendary Toru Takemitsu - gives cinematic expression to inner spiritual paradox, and imbues with religious mystery a landscape that seems already sentient with wind, rain, and light.

Two Portuguese priests disembark upon an anonymous Japanese shore. Under cover of nightfall, they seek to infiltrate those Christian sects driven underground by a ruthless magistracy, and re-establish the foothold of the Church on the isolated island-nation. Soon, however, the priests find themselves drawn into the mire of persecution, and gradually learn the truth behind the ominous disappearance of another Catholic missionary decades earlier...

Bonusmateriale

  • Full-colour PDF facsimiles of two historical texts long out-of-print: A History of the Missions in Japan and Paraguay by Cecilia Mary Caddell (314 pages, c. 1856) Japan's Martyr Church by Sister Mary Bernard (130 pages, c. 1926)
  • A 20-page booklet containing a new essay by writer Doug Cummings

Produktfakta

Produksjonsår 1971 Format DVD
Sone Sone 2 - Import Sjanger Drama
Antall disker 1 Spilletid 2 timer 9 minutter
Aldersgrense 15 Undertekster Engelsk
Lydformater Mono 1.0 (Japansk) Bildeformater Fullscreen 4:3
Regissør Masahiro Shinoda Skuespillere Shima Iwashita, Yoshi Kato
Bestillingsnummer EKA40230 Leverandør Gardners

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