Silk

Love knows no borders


Silk
A young Frenchman, recently married, travels to Japan to buy silkworms to restart the industry in France. There, he falls for the concubine of a local noble. After returning to France, he can't stop thinking about the Japanese woman, and jumps at further opportunities to travel back to Japan, in the hope of furthering his relationship with her. The film tries to explore the consequences of loving two different women, but had generally bad reviews.

108 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Sex, Nudity).
Drama, Romance, On the art circuit
There are many things that attract a man...
There are many things that attract a man...

Credits

Cast
Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Sei Ashina, Alfred Molina, Koji Yakusho, Mark Rendall
Director
François Girard
ScreenplayFrançois Girard, Michael Golding, from the novel by Alessandro Baricco
MusicRyuichi Sakamoto
CinematographyAlain Dostie
EditingPia Di Ciaula
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byA consortium of mostly Canadian companies.

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreRomantic
LanguageNone
NudityFairly frequent and in sexual context
SexFairly frequent and quite strongly implied
ViolenceOne scene which is disturbing
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThis is an art circuit type movie.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.



Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Ronel Nel quote iconLaat veel te wense oor.
1
Cape Times
Kevin Crust quote iconSuperficial love story, with worms.
5
The Citizen
Natalie Bosman quote iconThere are many films that fall short when they try to cinematise novels, and Silk is one of them.
10
BBC
Neil Smith quote iconFor all its exotic detail, though, Francois Girard's film proves a cross-cultural yawn
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconSilk is a languid, too languid, story of romantic regrets, mostly ours, because romance is expected to carry the film without explaining it.
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconSumptuously presented but thin as rayon, this material needed a far more charismatic actor if it hoped to display any vital signs.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconBy any standards, Silk is a bad movie: pretentious, stillborn, devoid of emotion. It’s a perfect example of how awful direction and performances can ruin an adequate screenplay.
8
Metacritic.com
16 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
49 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA protracted and wearisome art film.
2

What the People say

Internet
369 Netizens quote iconThe scenes are beautiful great location and good acting and a very touching movie
12

Average .. 34%

7




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