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.
The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
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
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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for images, performance of actors, for touching feeling and for the courage to create an adaptation to a novel of silence. because it is not far by Barricco book. and its virtue is science to suggest, to present the secret heart of beauty with grace and delicacy. to suggest, to open, to make details as steps of ladder to the heart of sad and full of force story about a mission, love and travels. a fragile world , bridge between text and film, meditation and seed of emotions. sure, the cast is remarkable. in case of Keira Knightley is not a really surprise. but Michael Pitt may be a kind of revelation. not impressive but interesting for art to give perfect nuances to his character. a beautiful movie. and a remarkable work
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