Silence is a 2016 drama directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō. The plot follows two 17th-century Jesuit priests who travel from Portugal to Japan to locate their missing mentor and spread Christianity. The story is set in the time of Kakure Kirishitan ("Hidden Christians") which followed the defeat of the Shimabara Rebellion (1637–1638) of Japanese Roman Catholics against the Tokugawa shogunate.
A long-time passion project for Scorsese, which he developed for over 25 years, the film premiered in Rome on November 29, 2016, and was released in the United States on December 23, 2016. The American Film Institute selected it as one of its ten Movies of the Year.
The film is remarkable for the way that is draws the viewer in to a complex set of questions regarding faith, divine absence, fidelity and belief, without offering easy answers.
You can find the film on iTunes.