Directed by François Girard. With Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Kôji Yakusho, Sei Ashina.
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.
It’s taken me 4 tries over nearly 8 months, but I’ve finally finished this. I worried about its almost painfully slow pace, but the gut punch in the final act was amazing.
Watched on widescreen television via DirecTV and cable.