From PJ Media: Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Marks the Culmination of a Nearly 30-Year Odyssey of Faith

One of the most highly anticipated films of the year premieres November 29 at the Vatican, just under a month before it debuts in limited release worldwide. Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Silence, the most famous and well-respected novels by Japanese writer (and Christian) Shusaku Endo, tells the true story of the persecution of Japanese Christians and the missionaries who converted them in the 17th century.

Though 2016 seems like the most momentous time to release this film—this year is the 50th anniversary of the novel —this project has been on Scorsese’s mind since the 1980s.

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