Silk (2007)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 14, 2007 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - Canada, Italy, Japan  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Francois Girard's adaptation of Alessandro Baricco's novel Silk stars Michael Pitt as a young Frenchman who travels to Japan at the request of a wealthy silkworm magnate who asks him to smuggle back some new worms. The mission succeeds, and this allows the man to live in great comfort with his wife (Keira Knightley). After a few years, they are unable to conceive a child, a situation that leads to the man taking on a lover during his subsequent visits to Japan.

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forbidden-love, Japan, merchant, silk