Memoirs of a geisha

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This film, based on the novel by Arthur Golden, unfolds from the perspective of Chiyo (Zhang Ziyi), a girl who, at the age of nine, is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto in the early 1930s. Here, she learns that becoming a geisha can be the single path to wealth and independence for a woman. The head geisha of her house, however, Hatsumomo (Gong Li), is bitterly jealous of Chiyo and abuses her at every opportunity. Eventually Chiyo is taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's rival, Mameha (Michelle Yeoh), by far the most famous and successful geisha in their district. Under Mameha's tutelage, Chiyo becomes Sayuri, the most legendary geisha in the nation, skilled in all areas, from conversation to dance, and sought after by seemingly every man alive...except for the one whom she has secretly longed for since she began her training, The Chairman (Ken Watanabe) -- a man who showed her kindness at a time when her view of the world had turned the most bleak. Now as World War II approaches, Japan stands at the brink of a new era and Sayuri must confront the possibility that history will leave all that she has worked for behind. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID8aee132c-3657-a25a-b959-6d34c77ba233
Grouping Titlememoirs of a geisha
Grouping Authorcolumbia pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
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auth_author2Fisher, Lucy,
Golden, Arthur, 1957-
Gong, Li, 1965-
Igawa, Togo, 1946-
Kudoh, Youki, 1971-
Ma, Yo-Yo, 1955-
Marshall, Rob,
Marshall, Rob.
Momoi, Kaori,
Ohgo, Suzuka, 1993-
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Swicord, Robin,
Swicord, Robin.
Tagawa, Cary-Hiroyuki,
Tsai Chin, 1936-
Watanabe, Ken, 1959-
Wick, Douglas,
Williams, John, 1932-
Yakusho, Kōji,
Yeoh, Michelle, 1963-
Zhang, Ziyi, 1979-
author2-roleAmblin Entertainment (Firm)
Amblin Entertainment (Firm),production company.
Columbia Pictures,production company.
Columbia Pictures.
DreamWorks Pictures,production company.
DreamWorks Pictures.
Fisher, Lucy,film producer.
Golden, Arthur,1957-Memoirs of a Geisha.
Golden, Arthur,1957-Memoirs of a geisha.
Gong, Li,1965-actor.
Igawa, Togo,1946-
Kudoh, Youki,1971-actor.
Ma, Yo-Yo,1955-performer.
Marshall, Rob,film director.
Marshall, Rob.
Momoi, Kaori,actor.
Ohgo, Suzuka,1993-
Ohgo, Suzuka,1993-actor.
Red Wagon Entertainment (Firm),production company.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm),film distributor.
Spielberg, Steven,1946-film producer.
Spyglass Entertainment (Firm)
Spyglass Entertainment (Firm),production company.
Swicord, Robin,screenwriter.
Swicord, Robin.
Tagawa, Cary-Hiroyuki,actor.
Tsai Chin,1936-actor.
Watanabe, Ken,1959-
Watanabe, Ken,1959-actor.
Wick, Douglas,film producer.
Williams, John,1932-composer.
Yakusho, Kōji,actor.
Yeoh, Michelle,1963-
Yeoh, Michelle,1963-actor.
Zhang, Ziyi,1979-
Zhang, Ziyi,1979-actor.
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Feature films
Fiction films
Foreign films
Geishas -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama
Historical -- Feature
Historical films
Japan -- Kyoto
Japan -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships
Man-woman relationships -- Japan -- Drama
Manners and customs
Romance -- Feature
Romance films
Romantic plays
Social skills -- Study and teaching
Social skills -- Study and teaching -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Women -- Conduct of life
Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama
Women -- Japan -- Conduct of life -- Drama
Young women
Young women -- Japan -- Drama
title_displayMemoirs of a geisha
title_fullMemoirs of a geisha / Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment, Red Wagon Entertainment production ; directed by Rob Marshall ; screenplay by Robin Swicord ; produced by Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg ; a Rob Marshall film
Memoirs of a geisha [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment/Douglas Wick & Lucy Fisher production ; produced by Lucy Fisher, Steven Spielberg, Douglas Wick ; written by Robin Swicord ; directed by Rob Marshall
title_shortMemoirs of a geisha
topic_facetConduct of life
Man-woman relationships
Manners and customs
Social life and customs
Social skills
Study and teaching
Young women