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Memoirs of a Geisha [2005 film]

by Rob Marshall (Director), Robin Swicord (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Tsai Chin (Actor), Arthur Golden (Original book), Shizuko Hoshi (Narrator), Togo Igawa, Gong Li5 more, Suzuka Ohgo, Ken Watanabe, John Williams (Composer), Koji Yakusho (Actor), Michelle Yeoh

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In 1929, an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy in Hatsumomo and she is rescued by Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic and social skills a geisha must master in order to survive in her society. As a renowned geisha, she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue.… (more)
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  InstructorFlip | Nov 10, 2020 |
Adapted from best-seller; interesting for the authentic setting, but the story did not engage me. ( )
  librisissimo | Sep 6, 2014 |
"...A visually stunning adaptation of Arthur Golden's best-selling novel..." (Barry Caine, OAKLAND TRIBUNE) The director of Chicago, Rob Marshall, transports us into a mysterious and exotic world that casts a potent spell. A Cinderella story like no other, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA stars Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh and Gong Li. "Gorgeously photographed, meticulously directed and hypnotically acted. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA is luxurious, ethereal and intoxicating. It will leave you breathless. " (Rex Reed, NEW YORK OBSERVER)
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Marshall, RobDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swicord, RobinScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Chin, TsaiActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Golden, ArthurOriginal booksecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoshi, ShizukoNarratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Igawa, Togosecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Li, Gongsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ohgo, Suzukasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watanabe, Kensecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, JohnComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Yakusho, KojiActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Yeoh, Michellesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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In 1929, an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy in Hatsumomo and she is rescued by Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic and social skills a geisha must master in order to survive in her society. As a renowned geisha, she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue.

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