|  Buy to Own: 03/03/2008
  |  110 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Based on the 1996 Alessandro Baricco novel of the same name, this is the story of a married silkworm smuggler, Herve Joncour (Michael Pitt), in 19th Century France who, while travelling to Japan to collect his clandestine cargo, glimpses a beautiful, mysterious woman, the concubine of a local baron, with whom he becomes obsessed. Although they share no common language, they communicate through letters until the onset of war. But even the war's intervention fails to put a stop to their unrequited love, and Herve's wife, Helene (Keira Knightley), begins to suspect something is going on.

Contains moderate sex and nudity
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