The story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France traveling to Japan for his town’s supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out their African supply. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.
IMDb rating: 5.9
Director: François Girard
Writers: Alessandro Baricco (novel), François Girard (screenplay)
Stars: Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Kôji Yakusho