Director: Martin Scorsese.
Mid-17th century. Preachers of the Christian religion have successfully converted tens of thousands of Japanese to their faith. Local officials are unhappy with this, fearing that their influence on local residents will decrease. They decide to persecute the new converts. The unfortunate are subjected to cruel torture for many days, and then killed. Those who give up the new teaching are given life. The last letter of the Portuguese Jesuit priest Cristian Ferreira describes the bullying and persecution of his brothers in the church. He claims that he will not renounce his views, even if he has to sacrifice his life. He never returned to his homeland.
His students Sebastian Rodrigues and Francisco Garupe do not believe that the mentor could die. They decide to find a loved one. The leadership of the church does not support the noble impulse, deciding to no longer send their fellows to a hostile country. But the main characters firmly defend their position, ultimately getting the opportunity to go in search. As a guide in China, they find a drunken fisherman Kichijiro. He used to be a Christian, but after nightmarish torture and numerous intimidation, he renounced his faith. Heroes will also have to undergo serious trials to defend their views.