Memoirs of a geisha
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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.

Item Details
Geishas -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Mentoring -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Social skills -- Study and teaching -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Romance drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Amblin Entertainment (Firm)
Columbia Pictures.
DreamWorks Pictures (1994-2006)
Golden, Arthur, 1957- Memoirs of a geisha.
Gong, Li, 1965-
Kudoh, Youki, 1971-
Marshall, Rob.
Momoi, Kaori.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Spyglass Entertainment (Firm)
Swicord, Robin.
Watanabe, Ken, 1959-
Yakusho, Kōji.
Yeoh, Michelle, 1963-
Zhang, Ziyi, 1979-
2-disc full screen special ed.
Publisher, Date:
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006.
2 videodiscs (ca. 145 min.) : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: PG; not recommended for young children; mature theme ; sexual content ; violence.
Other Title:
Memoirs of a geisha (Motion picture)
DVD, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Based on the book by Arthur Golden.
Credits: Music, John Williams ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; production designer, John Myhre ; director of photography, Dion Beebe.
Cast: Ziyi Zhang ; Ken Watanabe ; Michelle Yeoh ; Koji Yakusho ; Youki Kudoh ; Kaori Momoi; Gong Li.
English or dubbed French dialogue, with optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Special features : Disc 1: Optional audio commentary from Director Rob Marshall and Co-Producer John DeLuca
optional audio commentary from Colleen Atwood (costumes), John Myhre (production designer) and Pietro Scalia (editor) ; Disc 2: Featurettes: Sayuri's journey: from the novel to the screen
The road to Japan
Geisha bootcamp
Building the Hanamachi
The look of a geisha
The music of 'Memoirs'
A geisha's dance
The world of the geisha
The way of the sumo
Director Rob Marshall's story
A day with chef Nobu Matsuhisa
Chef Nobu's recipes ; Photo galleries: Behind the scenes
Costume illustrations.
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