The priests arrive in Japan at a time when Catholicism is outlawed, and face violence and persecution in their evangelizing mission, which causes a crisis of faith.
(Reporting by Television, Writing by Karishma Singh; Editing by Nick Macfie)
The film, which runs for an unusually long 2 hours and 45 minutes, has not been included in the nominations for either the Golden Globes or the Screen Actors Guild this year.
#8220;Overwhelming that you would be asked to journey with him on this kind of adventure of the soul that he#8217;s been willing to take for the last 28 years, and to be given this role#8230;was confusing and humbling,#8221; said actor Andrew Garfield.
The epic historical drama is based on the acclaimed 1966 novel of the same name by late Japanese writer Shusaku Endo and was shot in Taiwan.