Memoirs of a Geisha - 2005
Plot: Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan\'s most celebrated geisha.
Story: In 1929 an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo from a fishing village 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 of Hatsumomo, until she is rescued by and taken under the wing of 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. As World War II looms Japan and the geisha\'s world are forever changed by the onslaught of history.
Did you know: The collars on the Geisha\'s kimono indicate their \'status\' as a Geisha and give customers an indication of their ranking. A Maiko (apprentice Geisha) wears a red collar to symbolize she is in training while an accomplished Geisha will wear a white collar. This is where the phrase \"turning the collar\" comes from.
Release date: 19 January 2006
User Votes: 7.1
Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, See full cast and crew,
Genres: Drama, Romance,
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 145 minutes