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      Silk

      R Released Sep 14, 2007 1 hr. 49 min. Drama Romance List
      7% 56 Reviews Tomatometer 29% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 25 Buy Now

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      Silk contains a simple love triangle story but director Francois Gerard goes to painstaking lengths to turn it into a protracted and wearisome art film.

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      James K A simple but beautiful love story, well acted and filmed. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Highly elegant, carefully photographed, richly casted and exquisitely costumed albeit a bit hollowly plotted. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautiful movie, not for everybody.Slow paced , sometimes doesn't make any sense at all, but the story is very moving about a platonic impossible infatuation while true love wasn't very far... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Dreary, slow, dull and depressing is all you need to know. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Absolutely gorgeous film to look at, which is about all you get as the story and most performances are dramatically flat. The worst offender is the completely miscast Michael Pitt as the main character, appearing both out of time and place as an Englishman, and showing absolutely none of the passion required to drive the story passion required to spark this story of conflicting desires. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the worst movies I have ever seen. I would give it less than one start if possible. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Maitland McDonagh Time Out Rated: 2/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Anna Smith Empire Magazine A flat story, lean characters and a miscast lead make this a poor facsimile of period epics like Farewell My Concubine. Rated: 2/5 Nov 23, 2007 Full Review Anthony Quinn Independent (UK) Tremulous eroticism a-go-go, but it's all completely lifeless. Rated: 1/5 Nov 9, 2007 Full Review Toni Vall Cinemanía (Spain) Neither more nor less than exactly what it was expected to be. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 2/5 Nov 5, 2020 Full Review Brandon Fibbs Christianity Today It is worse than a straightforward bad film, it is a middling, stagnant film that could have been extraordinary. Rated: 2/4 Feb 28, 2008 Full Review Joseph Proimakis Movies for the Masses i sta narkotika tha se riksei, i stin katatonia, an kaneis to lathos na tin pareis sta sobara os otidipote allo para eykairia eksaskisis ton kanibalistikon soy enstikton Rated: 1/5 Jan 14, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      François Girard
      Executive Producer
      Tom Yoda, Yasushi Shiin, Akira Ishii, Camela Galano, Jonathan Debin, Patrice Theroux, Alessandro Baricco
      Screenwriter
      François Girard, Michael Golding
      Distributor
      Picturehouse
      Production Co
      Medusa Film, Vice Versa Film, Fandango, Rhombus Media Inc., Bee Vine
      Rating
      R (Sexuality|Nudity)
      Genre
      Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 14, 2007, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 1, 2011
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.1M
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