SBS ON DEMAND
Themes of faith, devotion, sin and salvation have been constant threads in master director Martin Scorsese’s cinematic DNA. Perhaps never more so than here. Alternately punishing and rewarding throughout, the story is set in a 17th century Japan ruthlessly repelling all attempts by the Catholic Church to perform conversions on their soil. With thousands of priests already dead or missing, two young Portuguese priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) secretly journey inside the country to find out what has happened to a longlost mentor (Liam Neeson). A long-term passion project for Scorsese that you really must be in the mood for (this ain’t no Wolf Of Wall Street, that’s for sure!).