Silk


1h 48m 2007

Brief Synopsis

In the mid 19th century, a silkworm merchant travels from France to Japan to locate silkworm eggs that are uncontaminated by the epidemic that threatens Europe's silk supply. The merchant falls in love with the occidental concubine of a Japanese baron, though he has a loyal and doting wife awaiting

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Applause Ruddy Morgan (Arm); Asmick Ace Inc.; Bee Vine Pictures; Cinecitta Studios; Cinesicurta; Darlene A. Milley; Fandango; Film Finances, Inc.; Glenn Gould Studio; Harold Greenberg Fund; Imagica; Legacy Recording Studios, Nyc; Medusa Film; New Line International; Rhombus Media, Inc.; Sedic International Inc; Sound One; TTlTfilm Canada; The Works; WB De Lane Lea
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE FILMS/PICTUREHOUSE; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Films; Alliance Films; Asmick Ace Inc.; Benelux Film Distributors; Contender Entertainment; Distribution Company; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Fandango; Front Row Filmed Entertainment (UAE); Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong); Medusa Film; Metropolitan Filmexport; Mongkol; New Line Home Entertainment; Nu-Metro; Picturehouse; Playarte Pictures; Prisvideo; SF Studios; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Tripictures; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Italy; Cairo, Egypt; Matsumoto, Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

In the mid 19th century, a silkworm merchant travels from France to Japan to locate silkworm eggs that are uncontaminated by the epidemic that threatens Europe's silk supply. The merchant falls in love with the occidental concubine of a Japanese baron, though he has a loyal and doting wife awaiting his return.

Crew

Hitoshi Abe

Set Production Assistant

Nikolay Agdonov

Animal Trainer

Nobuhiro Akitaya

Set Decorator

Nobushiro Akitaya

Set Decorator

Carlo Aloisio

On-Set Dresser

Damian Anderson

Production Coordinator

Giovanni Angeletti

Driver

Tiberio Angeloni

Special Effects Assistant

Miho Anraku

Hairdresser

Stefano Antonelli

Driver

Fernando Aponte

Music Engineer

Fernando Aponte

Music

Jean-francois Aubin

Special Effects

Mostaga Azmy

Office Runner

Chaimaa Badawy

Production Coordinator

Basem El Bagoury

Location Manager

Hamed El Bagoury

Production Manager

Nathalie Baldascini

Production Assistant

Evan Balmer

Executive

Alessandro Baricco

Source Material

Carlo Barucci

Hair Stylist

Giorgio Barullo

Painter

Simona Batistelli

Production Coordinator

Claude Beaugrand

Sound Department

Chris Bell

Business Affairs

Joshua Bell

Music

Claudio Bellincampi

Production Assistant

Romulo Benavides

Music

Nikita Bencharov

Other

Nathaie Bencharova

Art Department

Patrick Bergeron

Digital Effects Artist

Claudio Bernardi

Art Department

Shaker Beshir

Office Runner

Roberto Bevini

Driver

Mario De Biase

Driver

Francesca Birri

Assistant

Daniel Bisson

Sound Engineer

Daniel Bisson

Foley Recordist

Gregory Bolduc

Recording Engineer

Sandie Bornstein

Accountant

Piero Bosi

Grip

David Boulton

Sound Engineer

Linda Bourgeois

Negative Cutter

Marie-hélène Bourget

Film Lab

Cecile Braemer

Art Department Coordinator

John Buchan

Casting

Olivier Calvert

Sound Department

Jim Campabadal

Negative Cutter

Giuseppe Cancellara

Other

Giovanna Capoguzzi

Greensman

Tatiana Caratelli

Cashier

Caterina Caratilli

Unit Manager

Alessandro Cardelli

Rigging Electrician

Gianluca Cardillo

Driver

Paola Carocci

Assistant Director

Francesco Carone

Animal Services

Vittorio Carta

Consultant

Adriano Cattaneo

Assistant Set Dresser

Elena Cavallo

Location Coordinator

Luciano Ceccotti

Greensman

Giovanni Chiacchio

Art Department

Valentin Chikov

Props

Simona Chiocca

Researcher

Daniel Chretien

Gaffer

Stefano Ciammetti

Driver

Marco Cimitan

Stand-In

Fabio Ciotto

Loader

Nino Cirulli

Coordinator

Gabriele Colecchia

Production Assistant

Fabrizio Coppo

Electrician

Alessandro Coppolecchia

Art Department

Sabrina Coppolecchia

Set Decorator

Massimiliano Corte

Props

Blake Crawford

Stunt Double

Luigi Di Cristo

Wardrobe Supervisor

Antonio D'arienzo

Electrician

Etienne Daigle

Digital Effects Artist

Lorenzo Dambrosio

Art Department

Steven Danenberg

Music Supervisor

Jessica Daniel

Production Supervisor

Fabrizio De Angelis

Caterer

Claudio De Simone

Driver

Flavio De Simone

Cashier

Francesca De Simone

Hairdresser

Jonathan Debin

Executive Producer

Jerome Decarie

Foley Artist

Shinobu Deguchi

Animal Trainer

Claudio Del Gobbo

Key Grip

Takayuki Denno

Production Manager

Jean-charles Desjardins

Sound Engineer

Martin Desrochers

3-D Artist

Martin Desrochers

Modelmaker

Massimiliano Dessena

Grip

Pia Di Ciaula

Editor

Valter Di Francesco

Driver

Stefano Di Pasquali

Grip

Paolo Di Stefano

Rigging Electrician

Maurizio Distefano

Rigging Gaffer

Alain Dostie

Director Of Photography

Fabio Drusin

Art Department

Pascale Dube

Post-Production Coordinator

Amélie Duceppe

Assistant Camera

Genevieve Dufault

Post-Production Supervisor

Sylvaine Dufaux

Camera Operator

Denis Dulude

Titles

Mathieu Duncan

Dailies

Shinshu Eizosha

Publicity

Jean-maurice Ernsted

Key Grip

Giuliana Esposito

Seamstress Supervisor

Yuka Eto

Loader

Sergio Faina

Key Rigging Grip

Sadami Fan

Production Assistant

Roberto Fe

Art Department

Barbara Ferrara

Caterer

Sonia Ferri

Assistant

Stefania Ferro

Greensman

Niv Fichman

Producer

Marco Ficorella

Swing Gang

Susie Figgis

Casting Director

Serena Fiumi

Costume Supervisor

Natalie Fleurant

Adr Supervisor

Natalie Fleurant

Adr Editor

Christian Fluet

Production Accountant

Doriano Forti

Rigging Grip

Bryan Friedman

Business Affairs

Emita Frigato

Production Designer

Emita Frigato

Art Director

Tetsu Fujimura

Advisor

Koji Fujino

Advisor

Naomi Fujino

Production Assistant

Koji Fukae

Stunts

Daisuke Fukugawa

Production Assistant

Tetsuo Funabashi

Assistant Director

Katsumi Furuhashi

Production Accountant

Toshitaka Furuike

Assistant Director

Mayumi Furukawa

Production

Nicholas Gagnon

Foley

Paul Gagnon

Other

Camela Galano

Executive Producer

Franco Fabio Galiano

Special Effects

Paolo Galiano

Special Effects Assistant

Marco Ganino

Driver

Nicolas Gauthier

Titles And Opticals

Joseph Geminale

Other

Ermanno Gentilezza

Swing Gang

Patrick Gentilezza

Assistant Property Master

Marco Giacometti

Production Secretary

Nando Ginnanneschi

Driver

Pietro Giordani

Driver

Fabio Giovannangelo

Driver

François Girard

Screenplay

Raffaella Di Giulio

Assistant

Marina Giuseppini

Art Department

Michael Golding

Screenplay

Alexey Golovinov

Location Manager

Michael Golovinov

Driver

Davis Goodman

Software Engineer

David Gotay

Music

Gastone Grassi

Tailor

Giampietro Grassi

Tailor

Gianni Grazioli

Location Manager

Aniello Guarnieri

Driver

Jacques Yves Gucia

Photography

Pierre Guerin

Visual Effects Supervisor

Denis Hamel

Property Master

Kodai Hanayama

Production Assistant

Michiyo Hata

Coach

Matt Havron

Music Coordinator

Rebecca Higginson

Costumer

Takumi Hirai

Electrician

Shigeru Hirayama

Key Grip

Yoshiko Hondo

Caterer

Hidetaro Honjo

Consultant

Hidetaro Honjo

Music

Youki Hoshino

Location Manager

Shuji Hosoya

Unit Manager

Monica Iacuzzo

Costume Coordinator

Franco Iannone

Driver

Kenji Ichikaw

Grip

Motoki Ichikura

Driver

Yoshiaki Ieki

Stunts

Joe Ikeda

Coordinator

Masao Imai

Grip

Akiko Inoue

Business Affairs

Raffaella Iorio

Makeup Artist

Mami Ishida

Assistant Set Decorator

Noriko Ishida

Production

Ryo Ishida

Assistant Camera

Yasuhiro Ishiguro

Electrician

Mayu Ishihara

Costumer

Akira Ishii

Executive Producer

Hideki Ishii

Sound Engineer

Yasuyuki Iwanami

Coordinator

Hiroshi Iwaya

Location Manager

Michele Izzo

Art Department

Mario Janelle

Unit Director

George Jardon

Post-Production Supervisor

Mathieu Jolicoeur

Digital Effects Artist

Winnifred Jong

Script Supervisor

Tsuyoshi Kage

Electrician

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Applause Ruddy Morgan (Arm); Asmick Ace Inc.; Bee Vine Pictures; Cinecitta Studios; Cinesicurta; Darlene A. Milley; Fandango; Film Finances, Inc.; Glenn Gould Studio; Harold Greenberg Fund; Imagica; Legacy Recording Studios, Nyc; Medusa Film; New Line International; Rhombus Media, Inc.; Sedic International Inc; Sound One; TTlTfilm Canada; The Works; WB De Lane Lea
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE FILMS/PICTUREHOUSE; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Films; Alliance Films; Asmick Ace Inc.; Benelux Film Distributors; Contender Entertainment; Distribution Company; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Fandango; Front Row Filmed Entertainment (UAE); Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong); Medusa Film; Metropolitan Filmexport; Mongkol; New Line Home Entertainment; Nu-Metro; Picturehouse; Playarte Pictures; Prisvideo; SF Studios; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Tripictures; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Italy; Cairo, Egypt; Matsumoto, Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 14, 2007

Limited Release in United States September 14, 2007

Released in United States on Video February 26, 2008

Released in United States October 2007

Shown at Rome Film Festival (Premiere) October 18-27, 2007.

Based on the novel "Silk" by Alessandro Baricco; published by Harvill Press 1997.

Previously in development at Miramax.

Released in United States Fall September 14, 2007

Limited Release in United States September 14, 2007

Released in United States on Video February 26, 2008

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Rome Film Festival (Premiere) October 18-27, 2007.)