Although "Silence" is set in Japan and tells the story of
17th century Christian missionaries at a time when Christianity
was outlawed, it was filmed entirely in Taiwan.
"It's been a dream of mine that was brought to fruition here in
this extraordinary country of Taiwan and it was a great
inspiration and I hope it does justice to all of you," Scorsese
told reporters ahead of the premiere in Taipei.
"It's taken over 25 years to make and by the time we did get to
make it, Taiwan was the place and the people that really brought
the picture to life," the U.S. director said.
The film stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson.
(Reporting by Reuters Television; Editing by Bill Trott)
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