Memoirs Of A Geisha
Sony Pictures (2005)
Drama, Romance
In Collection
145 mins
IMDB 7.1

Suzuka Ohgo Chiyo
Togo Igawa Tanaka
Samantha Futerman Satsu
Thomas Ikeda Mr. Bekku
Li Gong Hatsumomo
Tsai Chin Auntie
Kaori Momoi Mother
Zoe Weizenbaum Young Pumpkin
Ziyi Zhang Chiyo/Sayuri
Ken Watanabe The Chairman
Mako Sakamoto
Elizabeth Sung Sakamoto's Wife
Kaiya Lynn
Mika Tan
Annie Cruz
Lana Croft
Nyomi Zen
Kyle Stone
Tommy Gunn
Nick Manning
Rod Fontana

Director Rob Marshall
Jennifer James
Producer Roger Birnbaum
Lucy Fisher
Gary Barber
Writer Robin Swicord
Arthur Golden
Cinematography Dion Beebe
Musician John Williams

The movie begins in a small fishing village in 1920s Japan. Chiyo and her older sister are bought from their homes. Her sister is sold to a brothel and Chiyo is brought as a servant to one of the geisha-houses in Kyoto instead. To make matters worse, the house's geisha Hatsumomo goes out of her way to make Chiyo's life miserable. Luckily, a fellow-serving girl named Pumpkin befriends Chiyo and gives her hope. If she does all that she is told, she may attend school and eventually attain freedom by becoming a geisha herself. Driven to despair by Hatsumomo and about to give up, Chiyo happens to meet The Chairman. The Chairman shows Chiyo a small kindness, and Chiyo falls in love. She makes it her lifelong goal to be the kind of geisha worthy of his attention. Chiyo continues to attend school and is taken under the wing of Mameha, an expert geisha who is also Hatsumomo's hated enemy. As Mameha's apprentice, Chiyo's name becomes Sayuri and she blossoms into a geisha more beautiful and talented than even Hatsumomo. But when WWII splits the geisha district of Kyoto apart, Sayuri escapes and ceases being a geisha. It is when she returns to post-WWII Gion to resume her geisha lifestyle that Sayuri meets again with The Chairman to try once again to win his love.

Edition Details
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance)
Country USA
Language Japanese
Distributor Sony Pictures
Edition Special Edition
Barcode 043396111615
Region Region 1
Release Date 3/28/2006
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Widescreen (16:9, Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 1: 11 Behind the Scenes Featurettes: · The Look of a Geisha · The Music of the Film · Geisha Bootcamp · A Geisha's Dance Director Rob Marshall and co-producer John DeLuca Audio Commentary Production Audio Commentary (Costume Designer, Production Designer, Editor)