The Eyes of Asia


1h 29m 1995

Brief Synopsis

In 1582, four young Catholic seminarians from Nagasaki, Japan, set out on a long journey to Lisbon and Rome, for a convocation with Pope Gregory XIII to whom they relate the conversion of the Japanese people. Juliao, Mancio, Miguel and Martinho return to Japan having carried out their mission as pri

Film Details

Also Known As
Eyes of Asia, Os Olhos da Asia
Release Date
1995

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

In 1582, four young Catholic seminarians from Nagasaki, Japan, set out on a long journey to Lisbon and Rome, for a convocation with Pope Gregory XIII to whom they relate the conversion of the Japanese people. Juliao, Mancio, Miguel and Martinho return to Japan having carried out their mission as priests--earthly disciples of Jesus. However, forty years later, the Shogun outlaws Catholicism following rumors that dangerous individuals, hungry for conquesting the empire, are using Christian faith as a cover. Several priests decide to flee Japan, others continue to teach clandestinely--however none of the seminarians are successful in escaping the horrific tortures and religious intolerance facing "men-of-the-cloth" who refuse to renounce their faith.

Film Details

Also Known As
Eyes of Asia, Os Olhos da Asia
Release Date
1995

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States August 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States October 1997

Shown at Flanders International Film Festival (in competition) in Ghent October 7-18, 1997.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (in competition) August 2-12, 1996.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States August 1996 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (in competition) August 2-12, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Flanders International Film Festival (in competition) in Ghent October 7-18, 1997.)