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The Resource Silk, Asmik Ace Entertainment ... [et al.] ; produced by Niv Fichman ... [et al.] ; screenplay by François Girard, Michael Golding ; directed by Franç̧̧̧̧ois Girard, (videorecording DVD)

Silk, Asmik Ace Entertainment ... [et al.] ; produced by Niv Fichman ... [et al.] ; screenplay by François Girard, Michael Golding ; directed by Franç̧̧̧̧ois Girard, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Silk
Title
Silk
Statement of responsibility
Asmik Ace Entertainment ... [et al.] ; produced by Niv Fichman ... [et al.] ; screenplay by François Girard, Michael Golding ; directed by Franç̧̧̧̧ois Girard
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Alain Dostie ; editor, Pia Di Ciaula ; music, Ryuichi Sakamoto ; costume designers, Kazuko Kurosawa, Carlo Poggioli ; production designer, François Séguin
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for sexuality and nudity
Language note
English and Japanese dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Sei Ashina, Michael Pitt, Toni Bertorelli, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Welsh, Martha Burns, Alfred Molina, Michael Golding, Carlo Cecchi, Chiara Stampone
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1963-
  • 1981-
  • 1985-
  • 1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Girard, François
  • Ashina, Sei
  • Pitt, Michael
  • Knightley, Keira
  • Baricco, Alessandro
  • Asumikku Ēsu Entateinmento Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
116
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Silkworms
  • Smugglers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Communication and culture
  • Concubinage
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Silk, Asmik Ace Entertainment ... [et al.] ; produced by Niv Fichman ... [et al.] ; screenplay by François Girard, Michael Golding ; directed by Franç̧̧̧̧ois Girard, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Alessandro Baricco
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Isbn
9780780680050
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794043113079
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1000036755
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn182523158
  • 324791
  • (OCoLC)182523158
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Silk, Asmik Ace Entertainment ... [et al.] ; produced by Niv Fichman ... [et al.] ; screenplay by François Girard, Michael Golding ; directed by Franç̧̧̧̧ois Girard, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Alessandro Baricco
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Isbn
9780780680050
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794043113079
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1000036755
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn182523158
  • 324791
  • (OCoLC)182523158
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround
Video recording format
DVD
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