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Memoirs of a geisha

Main Title: Memoirs of a geisha [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment present ; an Amblin Entertainment/Red Wagon Entertainment production ; directed by Rob Marshall ; screenplay by Robin Swicord ; produced by Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg ; a Rob Marshall film

Published/Created: Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures Industries : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006

Description: 1 videodisc in 1 can (DVD) (ca. 145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

Language note: In English with optional subtitles in English, Chinese, Portugues, Bahasa & Thai

Note: Based on the book by Arthur Golden. Originally produced as a motion picture in 2005

Cast: Ziyi Zhang (Sayuri), Ken Watanabe (Chairman), Michelle Yeoh (Mameha), Koji Yakusho (Nobu), Youki Kudoh (Pumpkin), Kaori Momoi (Mother), Tsai Chin (Auntie), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (The Baron), Suzuka Ohgo (Chiyo), Gong Li (Hatsumomo)

Credits: Director of photography, Dion Beebe ; production designer, John Myhre ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; music by John Williams ; cello solos by Yo-Yo Ma ; violin solos by Itzhak Perlman

Summary: In 1929, a poor fisherman sells his 9-year-old daughter to a geisha house in Kyoto. Chiyo will be an unpaid servant until it is determined if she is beautiful enough for apprenticeship, and the house's cliente`le. Run by Mother, the ruling geisha is Hatsumomo, and little Pumpkin her only friend. Trained under strict discipline for a lifetime of entertaining and flattering wealthy men, Sayuri grows up lovely, accomplished, and the target of jealous rivals. Love is no part of this cloistered world, although geisha lore hints that even if they fall in love with clients--the operative word is client, and that love is never free

Subject: Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Subject: Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Subject: Geishas -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Subject: Young women -- Japan -- Drama.
Subject: Social skills -- Study and teaching -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.

videorecording DVD
1 videodisc in 1 can (DVD) (ca. 145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
©2006,  2006, Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. , Culver City, CA
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AV Material ID 1000014065
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