In the mid 19th century, a silkworm merchant travels from France to Japan to locate silkworm eggs that are uncontaminated by the epidemic that threatens Europe's silk supply. The merchant falls in love with the occidental concubine of a Japanese baron, though he has a loyal and doting wife awaiting his return.
Cast: Koji Yakusho, Michael Pitt, Alfred Molina, Keira Knightley, Sei Ashina
Produced by: Niv Fichman, Domenico Procacci, Nadine Luque, Sonoko Sakai
Directed by: François Girard
Written by: François Girard, Michael Golding, Alessandro Baricco
Running time: 1hr 50min
Opens: Sep 14, 2007 Limited
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