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Memoirs of a geisha

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Title Memoirs of a geisha [videorecording].
Publisher/Date [Australia] Reel DVD, [2015]
Pagination etc. 1 DVD-video (139 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Contents note Based on the book by Arthur Golden.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Bonus features: Director Rob Marshall and co-producer John DeLuca audio commentary; production audio commentary.
Creation Note Directed by Rob Marshall ; Produced by Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg ; Screenplay by Robin Swicord ; Director of photography, Dion Beebe ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, John Williams ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; production designer, John Myhre.
Performer note Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Koji Yakusho, Youki Kudoh, Kaori Momoi, Gong Li.
Summary Note In 1929, an impoverished fishing village father sells his nine-year-old daughter, Chiyo, to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and she becomes subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. As she grows older, her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo. She is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic graces and social skills a geisha must master. As a renowned geisha, she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue. With the onslaught of World War II, Japan and the geisha's world are forever changed.
Target audience note Rating: M.
Language note In English / Japanese ; English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Geishas -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama
Cruelty -- Drama
Mentoring -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama
Jealousy -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama
Kyoto (Japan) -- Social life and customs -- Drama
Kyoto (Japan) -- Drama
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Fisher, Lucy producer.
Wick, Douglas producer.
Spielberg, Steven, 1946- producer.
Swicord, Robin producer.
Marshall, Rob director.
Zhang, Ziyi, 1979- actor.
Watanabe, Ken, 1959- actor.
Yeoh, Michelle, 1963- actor.
Momoi, Kaori actor.
Gong, Li, 1965- actor.
Williams, John, 1932- composer.
Golden, Arthur, 1957- Memoirs of a geisha.
Added title Memoirs of a geisha (Motion picture : 2005)
Shelf Location DVD F MEMO
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