Male starlet Michael Pitt has etched out a career playing moody, vulnerable young men blessed with an almost…
Michael Pitt (Hervé Joncour)Keira Knightley (Hélène Joncour)Kôji Yakusho (Hara Jubei)Sei Ashina (The Girl)Tony Vogel (Café Verdun Man #1)Toni Bertorelli (Verdun)Kenneth Welsh (Mayor Joncour)Martha Burns (Mme. Joncour)Alfred Molina (Baldabiou)Michael Golding (Clerk)Carlo Cecchi (Priest)Chiara Stampone (Béatrice Berbek)Marc Fiorini (M. Chabert)Alexander Brooks (M. Loiseau)Tôru Tezuka (Japanese Guide)Hiroya Morita (Japanese Elder #1)Akinori Andô (Ronin)Jun Kunimura (Umon)
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.