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PG-13| 2 hr. 16 min.

Plot Summary
In the 1920s, 9-year-old Chiyo (Suzuka Ohgo) gets sold to a geisha house. There, she is forced into servitude, receiving nothing in return until the house's ruling hierarchy determines if she is of high enough quality to service the clientele -- men who visit and pay for conversation, dance and song. After rigorous years of training, Chiyo becomes Sayuri (Ziyi Zhang), a geisha of incredible beauty and influence. Life is good for Sayuri, but World War II is about to disrupt the peace.

Cast: Ziyi Zhang , Ken Watanabe , Michelle Yeoh , Kôji Yakusho , Youki Kudoh , Gong Li , Kaori Momoi , Tsai Chin

Director: Rob Marshall

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: DreamWorks SKG, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

Release Date: December 9th, 2005|2 hr. 16 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Any doubts about three Chinese actresses speaking English with Japanese accents vanish in the face of their deeply felt performances and the world Marshall conjures with magical finesse. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Too labored and cliched to incite passion in an audience. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Memoirs of a Geisha is like a sumptuous piece of silk: stunning yet ultimately flimsy. You wish it were more like a kimono, richly woven, multilayered and more substantial. show more

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