Chinmoku (1971)




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This film focuses on the suppression of Christianity in Japan, as seen from the point of view of a fugitive priest. The film is critical of both Christianity's expansionism and Japanese society at the time. When the priest is finally captured, he is tortured until he publicly renounces his faith.


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Here the eternal clash of water and land becomes a powerful metaphor for East and West, constantly, often violently, renegotiating their inevitable interrelationship.

May 15, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chinmoku

The human heart is of mischievous purpose,unconditional destinations.I don't know what's more shocking,the priest's clarity or the villagers' stubbornness.Lo to the folly of them all....

Dimitris Springer
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