Silk Image

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

Summary: 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.
Runtime: 107 min
Rating: Rated R for sexuality and nudity.
Production: Fandango
Genres: Drama, Romance
Countries: Japan, UK, France, Italy, Canada
Languages: English, Latin, Japanese
Home Release Date: Feb 26, 2008
Director Credit
François Girard Director
Writer Credit
Alessandro Baricco Writer
François Girard Writer
Michael Golding Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Keira Knightley Hélène Joncour
Michael Pitt Hervé Joncour
Cast Credit
Alfred Molina Baldabiou
Carlo Cecchi Priest
Chiara Stampone Béatrice Berbek
Hiroya Morita Japanese Elder #1
Kenneth Welsh Mayor Joncour
Leslie Csuth M. Loiseau
Marc Fiorini M. Chabert
Martha Burns Mme. Joncour
Michael Golding Clerk
Sei Ashina The Girl
Toni Bertorelli Verdun
Tony Vogel Café Verdun Man #1
Toru Tezuka Japanese Guide
Producer Credit
Akira Ishii Executive Producer
Alessandro Baricco Executive Producer
Barbara Willis Sweete Associate Producer: Rhombus Media
Cam Galano Executive Producer
Domenico Procacci Producer
François Girard Executive Producer
Gianluca Leurini Line Producer: Italy
Jacques Méthé Producer: Quebec
Jonathan Debin Executive Producer
Larry Weinstein Associate Producer: Rhombus Media
Masaru Koibuchi Line Producer: Japan
Nadine Luque Producer
Niv Fichman Producer
Patrice Theroux Executive Producer
Rami Rabei Line Producer: Second Unit, Egypt
Sahar Nasser Associate Producer: Second Unit, Egypt
Sheena Macdonald Associate Producer: Rhombus Media
Sonoko Sakai Producer
Tom Yoda Executive Producer
Yasushi Shiina Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: