Silk

Silk movie poster
2008 | R | Drama

It is the story of a married silkworm smuggler, Herve Joncour, in 19th Century France who travels to Japan to collect his clandestine cargo. While there he spots a beautiful European woman, the concub... more

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On DVD

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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DIRECTOR

Francois Girard

Screenwriter

Francois Girard

COMPANies

Picturehouse

Rating MPAA

R for sexuality and nudity

Storyline

It is the story of a married silkworm smuggler, Herve Joncour, in 19th Century France who travels to Japan to collect his clandestine cargo. While there he spots a beautiful European woman, the concubine of a local baron, with whom he becomes obsessed. Without speaking the same language, they communicate through letters until war intervenes. Their unrequited love persists however, and Herve's wife Helene begins to suspect.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • An adaptation of Alessandro Baricco's bestselling novel of the same name. Filming is expected to begn in the spring of 2006.

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