Young Portuguese Jesuit, Sebastião Rodrigues, is sent to Japan to help the local Church and inspect reports that his mentor, Fr. Cristóvão Ferreira, has committed apostasy. Fr. Rodrigues and his companion Fr. Francisco Garrpe arrive in Japan in 1638. There they find the local Christian population driven underground. Security officials force suspected Christians to trample on fumie, which are crudely carved images of Christ. Those who refuse are imprisoned and killed by anazuri , being hung upside down over a pit and slowly bled. Those Christians who do step on the image in order to stay hidden are deeply shamed by their act of apostasy.

Release Date

2010 (USA)


Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio Del Toro,Gael García Bernal

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Interesting Fact

The story is based on actual historical facts, but while keeping the character name of the hero’s mentor Father Ferreira who was an actual historical figure, author Shusaku Endo changed the nationality of hero who historically was an Italian called Giuseppe Cara to Portuguese, thus making him the same nationality as Ferreira, and gave him the fictional name of Sebastian Rodrigo.

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