Japanese actors are remarkable: Martin Scorsese

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Oscar winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese says working with Japanese actors in his forthcoming film “Silence” was a revelation.

“The Japanese actors are remarkable. Meeting them, working with them is a revelation. Their range, the depth of their talents is astonishing,” Scorsese said in a statement.

The film including Japanese actors like Tadanobu Asano, Issey Ogata, Shinya Tsukamoto, Yoshi Oida Yosuke Kubozuka, Ryo Kase, and Nana Komatsu.

Scorsese and his casting director Ellen Lewis travelled to Japan to look for talent in 2007.

A historical drama, “Silence” narrates the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.

It will hit the screens in India on February 16.