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SILK

by François Girard II

synopsis

A dark love story about a French silkworm merchant who travels to Japan and begins having an affair with a Nobleman's concubine, leaving his faithful wife alone in war-torn France.
From the novel by Alessandro Baricco, with the same name.

original title: Silk
country: Italy, Canada, Japan
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: François Girard II
release date: IT 26/10/2007, FR 05/08/2009
screenplay: François Girard II, Michael Golding
cast: Toni Bertorelli, Carlo Cecchi, Keira Knightley, Michael Pitt, Kôji Yakusho
cinematography by: Alain Dostie
film editing: Pia Di Ciaula
art director: Emita Frigato, Fumio Ogawa
costumes designer: Kazuko Kurosawa
producer: Domenico Procacci, Niv Fichman, Nadine Luque, Sonoko Sakai
production: Fandango, Medusa Film, Vice Versa Film (IT), Rhombus Media (CA), Bee Vine Pictures (JP)
distributor: Medusa Film, Metropolitan FilmExport (FR)
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