Silk

Silk
Silk
  • R
  • 1h 48m
  • 2007
Rotten7%
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At the far side of the world, one man finds a love that changes his life. 1861. French silk merchant Hervé Joncour (Michael Pitt--Last Days) travels to Japan, a nation closed to all foreigners. There, from an enigmatic nobleman, Joncour clandestinely obtains eggs to breed silkworms--and break the Japanese stranglehold on the precious fabric. There Joncour also meets a woman. They do not touch; they do not even speak. And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his country. But in the moment he does, Joncour is possessed.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten7%
Critics Consensus: Silk contains a simple love triangle story but director Francois Gerard goes to painstaking lengths to turn it into a protracted and wearisome art film.
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Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

Dralon is more like it.

June 21, 2017
BBC.com
Neil Smith
Rotten

Francois Girard's film proves a cross-cultural yawn, as if taking its cue from Pitt's blank-faced...

June 21, 2017
Toronto Star
Susan Walker
Rotten

Franois Girard's Silk is not merely painterly. It might as well be a painting, for all that it esc...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Dull period drama goes for sensuality over story.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the only thing that's likely to draw teens to this slow-moving period drama is the fact that star Keira Knightley bares her breasts in one of the film's sensual love scenes. She's not the only one; two other women are shown topless as well, and men are briefly seen naked in profile. On the plus side, there's no profanity and not much violence (though a teenage character is shown hanged, and the main character comes across some burned dead bodies in a ruined village). But the movie's subjects -- the true measure of love and the cost of infidelity -- are definitely aimed more at adults than younger viewers.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 14, 2007
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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