45 years before Martin Scorsese's film, the first film adaptation of Shusako Endo's novel
Inthe 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests landed on the Japanese coast. Their goal is to help reestablish Christianity in this country where the Catholic religion is banned and its followers persecuted. At the same time, the two missionaries will also try to discover the truth about their mentor, Father Ferreira, who mysteriously disappeared after his capture by the authorities five years earlier...
Before the version directed by Martin Scorsese in 2016, filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda, a key figure in the New Wave, signed the first adaptation of Silence , a classic of Japanese literature. His staging, both grandiose and suffocating, powerfully expresses all the paradox of spirituality and envelops the magnificent Japanese landscapes in mystery. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™ in its restored version, Silence is a spiritual and physical journey to the heart of faith, from which it is difficult to emerge unscathed!
SILENCE by Masahiro Shinoda (1971 - Colors - 129 mn)
Available on Blu-ray & DVD.
.PREFACE BY PASCAL-ALEX VINCENT Filmmaker and teacher, Pascal-Alex Vincent is also a specialist in Japanese cinema and co-author of the Dictionary of Japanese Actors and Actresses .
*in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING • Original DTS-HD Master Audio Version 1.0 • French Subtitles • 1.33 format respected • Colors • Film length: 130 mins
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles Format 1.33 respected • 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 124 mins