The synopsis for Silence is as follows:
Silence tells the story of two Christian missionaries who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor – at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. The celebrated director’s 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo’s 1966 acclaimed novel to life will be in theaters this Christmas.
Visually the film looks great and definitely looks set to be a slow burn, where the two priests searching for their mentor look set to be wrestling with their faith and how it is tested in a foreign land. The rest of the cast includes Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Shinya Tsukamoto, Yōsuke Kubozuka and Issey Ogata.
Silence is scheduled for cinematic release on the 1st January 2017.