|aSilk|h[videorecording] /|cAsmik Ace Entertainment ... [et al.] ; produced by Niv Fichman, Nadine Luque, Domenico Procacci, Sonoko Sakai ; screenplay by Franc?ois Girard, Michael Golding ; directed by Franc?????ois Girard.
|aBurbank, CA :|bNew Line Home Entertainment ;|aTaipei :|bWei Sheng,|c2008.
|a1 videodisc (108 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aBased on the novel by Alessandro Baricco.
|aDirector of photography, Alain Dostie ; editor, Pia Di Ciaula ; music, Ryuichi Sakamoto ; costume designers, Kazuko Kurosawa, Carlo Poggioli ; production designer, Franc?ois Se?guin.
|aSei Ashina, Michael Pitt, Toni Bertorelli, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Welsh, Martha Burns, Alfred Molina, Michael Golding, Carlo Cecchi, Chiara Stampone.
|aHerve Joncour is a married silkworm smuggler in 19th century France. He travels to Japan to collect his clandestine cargo after his original shipment was destroyed. While in Japan, he spots a beautiful Japanese woman who is the concubine of a local baron. He immediately becomes obsessed. Without speaking the same language, they communicate through letters until war intervenes. Their unrequited love persists however, and Herve's wife Helene begins to suspect something is going on with her husband.
|aMPAA rating: R; for sexuality and nudity.
|aDVD ; region 1 ; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround.
|aIn English and Japanese dialogue, with optional English or Spanish subtitles.