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Sakuran (2006)

A young girl is sold into a red-light district brothel and tries to adapt to life as an oiran (courtesan).

Director:

Mika Ninagawa

Writers:

Moyoco Anno (comic), Yuki Tanada (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anna Tsuchiya ... Kiyoha
Kippei Shîna ... Kuranosuke
Yoshino Kimura Yoshino Kimura ... Takao
Hiroki Narimiya Hiroki Narimiya ... Sojiro
Miho Kanno Miho Kanno ... Shohi
Masatoshi Nagase ... Mitsunobu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masanobu Andô ... Seiji
Kayoko Aoyagi Kayoko Aoyagi
Ken'ichi Endô Ken'ichi Endô ... Sakaguchi
Mayu Fujimori Mayu Fujimori
Gori Gori
Yasushi Higuchi Yasushi Higuchi
Akiko Hoshino Akiko Hoshino
Yuki Hyôdô Yuki Hyôdô
Sadanji Ichikawa IV Sadanji Ichikawa IV ... Retired man
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A young girl is sold into a red-light district brothel and tries to adapt to life as an oiran (courtesan).

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 February 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sakuran - Wilde Kirschblüte See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Shohi: The more a girl is given things, the more the others hate her. Since nobody likes you, it's perfect.
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Colour My World
8 March 2008 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This film, from the first frame, is visually stunning. The colors are so vibrant they jump out at you, kind of like the great "Memories Of Matsuko". The story relates the lives of courtesans, mostly Kiyoha, played by the beautiful Anna Tsuchiya. They picked the right actress for this part, she is as visually stunning as the colors. The story traces her life from childhood as a courtesan, her lovers and all the trials she goes through. The film has nudity in it, which makes sense in this film's context, but it doesn't appear too gratuitous. This is the kind of film you'd want to watch in a theater or on an hdtv. It makes you appreciate the director's aim more. All in all, a good to very good film, which held my interest. I have never seen Ms. Tsuchiya in a film before, but, based on this, I will. Go see it.


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