Silk (2007)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance

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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.

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  • Kôji Yakusho in Silk (2007)
  • Keira Knightley and Michael Pitt in Silk (2007)
  • Michael Pitt in Silk (2007)
  • Sei Ashina in Silk (2007)
  • Michael Pitt and Kôji Yakusho in Silk (2007)
  • Michael Pitt in Silk (2007)

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24 May 2009 | Quebec_Dragon
| Disappointment caused mostly by lead actor
Adapted from a rather short but great novel, they had space to expand it in the movie but didn't make the most of it. It has nice cinematography, a good soundtrack (with a beautiful main theme used in trailers), solid base story and good acting by Kiera Knightley. However, it's a love story and I wasn't moved by the romantic aspects one bit. I think the main fault lies with the main actor who just didn't convey emotions well enough. He looks good but seriously lacks in acting chops, at least in this one. The chemistry between the actors was also severely lacking. The pace was slow, which can sometimes work in period pieces to improve the atmosphere, but unfortunately here it was mostly a detriment. It might be worth a rental but I would pick other period romantic stories first.

Rating: 5 out of 10

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