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Film preview: Hacksaw Ridge
Film preview: Hacksaw Ridge

The extraordinary true story of the Christian, vegetarian, conscientious objector, Desmond T Doss who saved 75 men in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, without firing a single shot, is told in this impressive new film directed by Mel Gibson. Desmond, played by Andrew Garfield, (seen recently as a Jesuit priest in Silence) believed that the war was just but killing was wrong - so he became the only American soldier in WWII to work on the front lines without a weapon.

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Film: Silence
Film: Silence

Christianity was first brought to Japan by St Francis Xavier in 1549. By 1610 there were more than 300,000 Japanese Christians, mostly based around Nagasaki. They were largely accepted. But in 1590 the warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi won control over the country and this new religion, seen as an unwelcome foreign influence, was outlawed. In 1603, another warlord, Tokugawa Ieyasu, created the strongly centralised regime that would remain in power until 1868. Under him, many thousands of Christians were tortured and killed for their faith. Martin Scorsese's stunning new film 'Silence',

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Actor recalls retreat at St Bueno's preparing  for role in Scorsese's 'Silence'
Actor recalls retreat at St Bueno's preparing for role in Scorsese's 'Silence'

Actor Andrew Garfield has been speaking about his experience of undertaking a seven-day silent retreat at St Beuno's spirituality and retreat centre in North Wales, in preparation for his role in the Martin Scorsese film Silence, which is due to be released in the UK in the New Year - the Jesuit News Service reports. Scorsese has been passionate about making the film since he read Shūsaku Endō's novel of the same name back in 1989; and it is due to receive its premiere in the Vatican within the next few weeks. The novel tells the story of Fr Sebastian Sebastião Rodrigues SJ (played by Garfield),

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New Scorsese film 'Silence' tells story of Jesuits in Japan
New Scorsese film 'Silence' tells story of Jesuits in Japan

For Christians across the world, faith is a source of hope and comfort. Jesus's triumph over death offers a reason for joy whatever the circumstances, and a promise that light will ultimately overcome darkness. But if we only talk about victory, we risk denying the reality of the other half of life. Where is God in our doubt, in our defeat - and even in our despair? These thorny questions are at the heart of Silence, a new historical epic film from master director Martin Scorsese.

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