Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Chinmoku or Silence is a story about the suppression of Christianity in Japan, as seen from the point of view of a fugitive priest. The film is critical of both Christianity's expansionism and Japanese society at the time. When the priest is finally captured, he is disturbed at seeing many of his parishioners tortured. After being tortured himself, he publicly renounces his faith.
Christianity, Japan, oppression, renunciation, torture