after Alessandro Baricco's novel
François Girard, director
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Silk is the film adaptation of Italian author Alessandro Baricco's novel of the same title. It was released in September 2007 and directed by François Girard, starring Keira Knightley i Michael Pitt.
French silkworm trader Hervé (Michael Pitt) is married to the beautiful Hélène (Keira Knightley). When an outbreak of disease ravages European silkworms, Hervé must travel to Japan to retrieve healthy eggs. After a long journey, Hervé finally arrives at a village where he can buy them. Here, he becomes infatuated with a young concubine (Sei Ashina) and goes to great lengths to see her again. But, when war breaks out in Japan, the concubine flees, forcing Hervé to return home to his wife.