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Sisters of the Gion (1936) More at IMDbPro »Gion no shimai (original title)

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Release Date:
November 1979 (USA) See more »
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Two geisha sisters lead a hard life in the Gion district of Kyoto. After one of them feels obliged to support a bankrupt businessman, the other sister sets up various schemes to get rid of him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A quiet classic See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Isuzu Yamada ... O-Mocha

Yôko Umemura ... Umekichi
Benkei Shiganoya ... Shimbei Furusawa
Eitarô Shindô ... Kudo, the drygoods merchant
Taizô Fukami ... Kimura
Fumio Okura ... Jurakudo, the antiques dealer
Namiko Kawajima
Reiko Aoi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sakurako Iwama ... Omasa Kudô
Shizuko Takizawa

Directed by
Kenji Mizoguchi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aleksandr Kuprin  novel "The Pit"
Kenji Mizoguchi 
Yoshikata Yoda 

Produced by
Masaichi Nagata .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Minoru Miki 
 
Film Editing by
Tatsuko Sakane 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kazuo Mori .... second assistant director
Akira Sakamoto .... third assistant director
Kôichi Takagi .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Hisashi Kase .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kazuo Kishi .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Gion no shimai" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
69 min | Argentina:95 min | USA:95 min | Japan:96 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Eion Sound System)

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Referenced in 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1995) (TV)See more »

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6 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A quiet classic, 1 May 2003
Author: rufasff from Los Angeles

In the early days of film writing "Sisters" was often cited as one of the great films EVER; it is probably right that this quiet, measured film is now not viewed as such.

Still, I found it held my interest easily and was effecting. The acting is admirable, and the sadness of the women's plight are expressed without sentiment. Well worth seeing; 8 out of 10.

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