Silk (2007)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  21 September 2007 (USA)
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The story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France traveling to Japan for his town's supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out their African supply. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Vogel ...
Café Verdun Man #1
Toni Bertorelli ...
Michael Golding ...
Carlo Cecchi ...
Chiara Stampone ...
M. Loiseau (as Leslie Csuth)
Toru Tezuka ...
Japanese Guide
Hiroya Morita ...
Japanese Elder #1


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 Japanese 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. Written by Anonymous

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Each step away from her... brings him closer. See more »


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Rated R for sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Retrato de amor  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$126,537 (USA) (14 September 2007)


$1,101,711 (USA) (2 November 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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[first lines]
Hervé Joncour: Steaming water. Strange trees. Laughing children. Her skin... those eyes. But why should I tell you about it? Why now? Maybe I just need to tell someone about it. And that someone is you.
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Watch till the end...give it a chance...
10 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I also can understand why a person may not like this movie. However, if you can truly appreciate the goal and the direction of the director's vision than you should like it. The scenery and music added depth and meaning to the story. I think there should have been Japanese subtitles so as to not lose the audience's attention and interest. I was left wanting more. I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I wanted the plot to be a bit more "spicy". But i can appreciate the director and writer's vision of the movie. This is a good movie to watch when you want to relax and mellow out. The ending was the best part of the movie. There was a bit of a twist which added meaning and understanding. Even though i wanted things to be a bit more spicy the end of the movie justified the lack of it.

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