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Burbank, CA : New Line Home Entertainment : Warner Home Video [distributor], c2008.
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD ; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround.
In English with some Japanese dialogue, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Sei Ashina, Michael Pitt, Toni Bertorelli, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Welsh, Martha Burns, Alfred Molina, Michael Golding, Carlo Cecchi, Chiara Stampone.
Producers, Niv Fichman, Nadine Luque, Domenico Procacci, Sonoko Sakai ; screenplay, François Girard, Michael Golding ; director, Fraņ̧̧̧çois Girard ; director of photography, Alain Dostie ; editor, Pia Di Ciaula ; music, Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Based on the novel by Alessandro Baricco.
MPAA rating: R; for sexuality and nudity.
Herve 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.
1000036755 New Line Home Entertainment