• Silk (2007)


Release Date: September 14th, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 26th, 2008

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, Kôji Yakusho, Alfred Molina, Miki Nakatani, Mark Rendall, Sei Ashina, Kenneth Welsh

Director: François Girard

Genres: Romance , Drama

Production Co: Medusa Film, Fandango, Rhombus Media Inc., Vice Versa Film

Keywords: Passionate, Quest, Forbidden love, Wife, France, Moving

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Beautiful but flimsy film. show more

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Everything is brought together at the end in a flash of revelation that is spectacularly underwhelming. show more

  • 75
    Kyle SmithNew 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

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