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Release Date: September 14, 2007 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: February 26, 2008

R | 1h 49m | Drama, Romance

In the 1860s, Herve Joncour (Michael Pitt), a married silkworm merchant from France, travels to Japan on business. While there, he meets a beautiful European woman who is the concubine of a local baron. Because they don’t speak the same language, she gives him a note, which he cannot have translated until he arrives back in France. He becomes obsessed with her and returns to Japan where they conduct a secret affair, but Herve's wife Helene (Keira Knightley) begins to suspect what’s going on. Based on the novel by Alessandro Baricco.

Director: François Girard
Studio: Picturehouse
Producer(s): Domenico Procacci, Nadine Luque, Niv Fichman, Sonoko Sakai
Cast: Keira Knightley, Michael Pitt, Kôji Yakusho, Alfred Molina, Mark Rendall, Callum Keith Rennie, Kenneth Welsh
Writer(s): François Girard, Michael Golding
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