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.
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i did not get why this film was so well received in canada, it was so dull and lacked feeling. michael pitt, who shines on "boardwalk empire" as jimmy darmondy spoke here in the same low tone of voice throughout the film. i just gave up after about 45 minutes. everyone else like keira knightley, alfred molina, kenneth welsh, martha burns etc... all wasting their talents in this schlock.