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Silk

3 Ratings: 1.7
Art House & International movie directed by François Girard

Set in the 19th century, when Japan was closed to the West,Silkoffers an unusual love story revolving around Herve (Michael Pitt), wife Helene (Keira Knightley) and the young unnamed beauty to whom he has never shared a conversation (played by Sei Ashina). … see full wiki

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Director: François Girard
Genre: Foreign
3 reviews about Silk
review by . July 15, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Silk is about... well silk. More specifically, it is a love story involving a silk trader, his wife, and his concubine in Japan. While the silk trader (Herve) still loves his wife, he seems haunted by his experiences and the concubine in Japan. However, the movie isn't like James Clavell's Shogun and doesn't spend much time in Japan. Rather, it focuses on Herve's attempts to reckon with his emotions.    This movie isn't a half-bad love story. It just seems long, much longer than …
review by . May 16, 2008
Based on the prose-poem novel by Alessandro Baricco, director Francois Girard's `Silk' excruciates its audience by trying way too hard to be a beautiful genre film complete with spectacularly photographed vistas of France and Japan, profoundly symphonic music and the kind of pretty crinoline-d costumes in which most bodice-ripping aficionados would want to be corseted. However attractive, `Silk' wears thin right from the get-go.    Michael Pitt, severely miscast as Herve Joncour …
review by . February 27, 2008
For those who fell under the spell of Alessandro Baricco's novel SILK, a meditation about love, desire, and conflict, this cinematic transformation adapted as a screenplay and directed by François Girard will not disappoint: reservations about making Baricco's poetry visual are for the most part put to rest. The resulting film, SILK, is supported by a sensitive cast, wondrous cinematography by Alain Dostie, a haunting musical score by Ryuichi Sakamoto, and is an appropriate extension of the beauty …
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