Silence (1971 film)

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Original Japanese poster
Directed by Masahiro Shinoda
Written by Shusaku Endo
Masahiro Shinoda
Starring Shima Iwashita
Music by Tōru Takemitsu
Cinematography Kazuo Miyagawa
Release date(s)
  • 1971 (1971)
Running time 129 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Silence (Japanese: 沈黙, translit. Chinmoku) is a 1971 Japanese drama film directed by Masahiro Shinoda based on the novel of the same name by Shusaku Endo on the entry of Jesuit missionaries to seventeenth century Japan. Mainly with Japanese dialogue, it has short sequences in English. It was entered into the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.[1]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Silence". Retrieved 2009-04-13. 

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