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Silk

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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.



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Crew:
Producer: Niv Fichman Nadine Luque Domenico Procacci Sonoko Sakai
Executive Producer:

Jonathan Debin
Camela Galano
Akira Ishii
Yasushi Shiina
Patrice Theroux
Tom Yoda

Associate Producer:

Sheena Macdonald
Barbara Willis Sweete
Larry Weinstein

Director:

François Girard

Screenwriter:

François Girard
Michael Golding

Cinematographer:

Alain Dostie

Editor:

Pia Di Ciaula

Composer:

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Production Designer:

François Séguin

Costume Designer:

Kazuko Kurosawa
Carlo Poggioli

Cast:Roles:

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