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R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
French silkworm trader Hervé (Michael Pitt) is married to the beautiful Hélène (Keira Knightley). When an outbreak of disease ravages European silkworms, Hervé must travel to Japan to retrieve healthy eggs. After a long journey, Hervé finally arrives at a village where he can buy them. Here he becomes infatuated with a young concubine (Sei Ashina) and goes to great lengths to see her again. But, when war breaks out in Japan, the concubine flees, forcing Hervé to return home to his wife.

Cast: Keira Knightley , Michael Pitt , Koji Yakusho , Alfred Molina , Miki Nakatani , Mark Rendall , Sei Ashina , Kenneth Welsh

Director: François Girard

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Picturehouse

Silk (2007)

Release Date: September 14th, 2007|1 hr. 49 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Beautiful but flimsy film. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    By the end of Francois Gerard's plodding, uninvolving melodrama, his boredom will have nothing on yours. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    As sensuous as its title, Silk is an exquisitely felt love story that unfolds as delicately as a blooming flower. And as slowly. show more

  • June 11, 2009 Kurt Medina
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    DO NOT bother to see this. Boring, underscripted, acted with no emotion ... or even reason ... by anyone. There are some pretty scenes but with no elements of human feeling.

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