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List of accolades received by Silence (2016 film)

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Silence is a 2016 period drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks and Scorsese, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō. Set in Nagasaki, Japan, the film was shot entirely in Taiwan around Taipei. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, and Ciarán Hinds.[1] The plot follows two 17th century Jesuit priests who travel from Portugal to Japan to locate their missing mentor, Cristóvão Ferreira, and spread Catholic Christianity. The story is set in the time of Kakure Kirishitan (“Hidden Christians”), following the suppression of the Shimabara Rebellion (1637–1638) of Japanese Roman Catholics against the Tokugawa shogunate.[2]

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Director Martin Scorsese at the 65th Peabody Awards in 2006

A long-time passion project for Scorsese, which he developed for over 25 years, the film premiered at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome on November 29, 2016,[3] and was released in the United States on December 23, 2016. The American Film Institute and National Board of Review both selected Silence as one of their top ten films of the year.[4][5] The film also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography at the 89th Academy Awards.[6]

Silence is the last of Scorsese’s trilogy of film epics about religious figures struggling with challenges to faith, following The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and Kundun (1997).

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Silence was listed on numerous critics’ top ten lists.[7]

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