Memoirs Of A Geisha

Memoirs Of A Geisha
Memoirs Of A Geisha




139 minutes


Period and Historical



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As much a social history of early 20th-century Japan as it is a romantic drama, this visually-stunning film, based on the best-selling novel by Arthur Golden, tells the story of Chiyo, who is sold by her family at aged nine to become a geisha in the country's former capital, Kyoto. While there she becomes intense rivals with Hatsumomo, who fears the younger woman will become more successful than her. However, Chiyo comes under the wing of the kindly Mameha and, now called Sayuri, she becomes the most famous geisha in Japan. However, her unrequited love for the only man that ever showed her genuine affection and the onset of the Second World War change everything for Sayuri.


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Contains some sexual references and mature themes.

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