109 minutes – Drama Release date: September 21, 2007 DVD Release date: February 26, 2008 Canadian distributor: Alliance Vivafilm
Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, Silk is a lush, strikingly beautiful epic spanning two continents. Herve Joncour’s (Michael Pitt) devotion to his beautiful bride (Keira Knightley) is tested increasingly by dangerous trade missions during which he must search for silkworms that allow for his town’s economic survival. From his journeys to Japan, Herve brings great wealth for his village, but, with each return to the Far East, he becomes torn by the temptation of a local warlord’s sensuous concubine and his love for his wife.
Sei Ashina Michael Pitt Tony Vogel Toni Bertorelli Keira Knightley Kenneth Welsh Martha Burns Alfred Molina Michael Golding Carlo Cecchi Chiara Stampone Marc Fiorini Leslie Csuth Toru Tezuka Hiroya Morita Akinori Ando Jun Kunimura Kanata Hongo Kôji Yakusho Dimitri Carella Dominick Carella Callum Keith Rennie Naoko Watanabe Honjo Hidetaro Nana Nagao Saki Aoi Hiroshi Oguchi Michio Akahane Yuya Takagawa Tarô Suwa Katy Saunders Miki Nakatani Max Malatesta Joel Adams Luca De Bei Edward Licht Domenico Procacci Nicola Tovaglione Francesco Carnelutti Mark Rendall Maddalena Maggi Makoto Inamiya Makoto Matsubara Yuki Kawanishi Hidenori Shimizu Hiroki Takan
The Girl Hervé Joncour Café Verdun Man #1 Verdun Hélène Joncour Mayor Joncour Mme. Joncour Baldabiou Clerk Priest Béatrice Berbek M. Chabert M. Loiseau Japanese Guide Japanese Elder #1 Ronin Umon Japanese Boy Hara Jubei 2-Year-Old Ludovic 2-Year-Old Ludovic Schuyler Japanese Girl Shamisen Player Geisha #1 Geisha #2 Japanese Elder #2 Japanese Elder #3 Japanese Trader #1 Japanese Trader #2 Brothel Hostess Madame Blanche Customs Officer 4-Year-Old Ludovic Café Verdun Man #2 Diplomat Ambassador 10-Year-Old Ludovic Doctor Ludovic Berbek Brothel Hostess #2