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November 1979 (USA) See more »
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Umekichi, a geisha in the Gion district of Kyoto, feels obliged to help her lover Furusawa when he asks... See more » | Add synopsis »
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I'd bet that I'm in the minority, but I just found this one a bore 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:
"Sisters of the Gion" - , International (English title) (literal English 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 41 people found the following review useful.
I'd bet that I'm in the minority, but I just found this one a bore, 11 September 2002
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

A bust. As disinterested as I often am in Mizoguchi's films, Sisters of the Gion effectively knocked me unconscious. Some of the acting seemed decent, as did some of the direction. The opening shots were great. But then it slows down to a crawl that I just couldn't withstand. This is the first of his films that I was just not able to take. The couple of Mizoguchi films that I really like are Life of Oharu and Sansho the Bailiff (and Ugetsu's pretty good, as well), so if you haven't seen those ones, do so. 5/10.

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