Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ enthrallingly exposes humanity through history

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"Silence" | Paramount Pictures
Grade: A

In the 1630s, during Japan’s Edo period, the Tokugawa shogunate quelled an uprising of Japanese Roman Catholics; in the aftermath, with Christianity prohibited and punishable by death, a faction of Japanese Christians practiced their faith secretly so as to escape persecution. Novelist Shūsaku Endō undertook the story of the Kakure
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