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Martin Scorsese returns with a compelling and weighty period drama that confirms him as one of the great American masters. Eschewing the hijinks of The Wolf of Wall Street, this is a more sombre and considered work based on Japanese author Shunsaku Endo’s novel of the same name. Scripted by Jay Cocks (Gangs of New York), Silence follows two Jesuit Portuguese Catholic priests who face persecution after travelling to Japan to locate their mentor.