“Silêncio” é o filme baseado no livro de Shūsaku Endō, e é uma história escrita tendo por base a horrível perseguição aos cristãos no Japão do século XVI. Neste caso, a de dois padres portugueses que vão em busca de um outro padre mentor, que se diz que renegou a fé.

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“I do not believe that God has given us this trial to not purpose. I know that the day will come when we will clearly understand why this persecution with all it’s sufferings has been bestowed upon us – for everything that Our Lord does is for our good. And yet, even as I write these words I feel the oppressive weight in my heart of those last stammering words of Kichijiro in the morning of his departure: “Why has Deus Sama imposed this suffering on us?” and then the resentment in those eyes that he turned upon me. “Father”, he had said “what evil have we done?”

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