R | | Adventure, Drama, History
In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.
Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Jay Cocks had written an early draft of the film in the 1990s with the intention of Scorsese directing it after Gangs of New York (2002). But when Scorsese couldn't get financing for the project, he decided instead to do The Aviator (2004).
Where is the place for a weak man in a world like this?
Adam Driver plunges into the sea to save some threatened souls and begins to swim using a stroke popularly known as the Australian crawl, a technique not developed until about 200 years later.
For the Japanese Christians and their pastors Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
English, Japanese, Latin
$130,880 (USA) (23 December 2016)
$7,079,191 (USA) (17 February 2017)
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