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In the 1920s, 9-year-old Chiyo gets sold to a geisha house. There, she is forced into servitude, receiving nothing in return until the house's ruling hierarchy determines if she is of high enough quality to service the clientele -- men who visit and pay for conversation, dance and song. After rigorous years of training, Chiyo becomes Sayuri, a geisha of incredible beauty and influence. Life is good for Sayuri, but World War II is about to disrupt the peace. Written by
According to Colleen Atwood, the costume designer, 250 hand-tailored kimonos were made for the film. She also said that their prints, patterns and colors are bigger and bolder than traditional kimonos. See more »
When Hatsumomo and Pumpkin are leaving on the night of Pumpkin's debut, neither Mother nor Auntie spark flint on their backs. A Geisha would never leave her okiya without this act being performed as it was believed it brought good luck. See more »
We must not expect happiness, Sayuri. It is not something we deserve. When life goes well, it is a sudden gift; it cannot last forever...
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I didn't expect this film to be a master piece. Neither did I expect it to follow the details and the story line in the book in a religious accuracy. And of course it didn't. In fact, this film is characterized by the most terrible pacing and timing, unconvincing acting, and is incredibly poorly written. Just like a money-driven Hollywood film should be. However, those important features (casting, acting, timing, screenplay, etc.) put aside, this film is also under-satisfying visually, with its many dark scenes that prevent one from enjoying the extravagant kimonos that were so carefully thought of. The set design also lacks the Japanese refined aesthetic that is so evident in the book. Not to mention the non authentic make up of the geisha (completely Westernized full red lips, rather than just the bottom lip and many other flaws that are quite disturbing and take away from the exotic allure of the geisha phenomenon). Also, there were many poor choices in changing crucial moments in the plot which made the story quite meaningless emotionally and very unoriginal. If you have read the book and loved it, you can definitely pass on this film. If you watched the film and thought it miserably made, don't let this prevent you from reading the book, which is an incredible experience on its own.
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