To anyone approaching this film without background information, it might seem like an oddity that Martin Scorcese (GoodfellasThe Wolf of Wall Street, Taxi Driver, The Aviator, among many, many others) has made a film about Jesuit priests under persecution in Japan.  If so, it’s even more of an oddity that the film is not only respectful of faith, but embraces ideas that cut to the true heart of Christianity.

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