A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha.
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 Jwelch5742
|Tagline:||My world is as forbidden as it is fragile; without its mysteries, it cannot survive.|
|Cast:||Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Elizabeth Sung, Eugenia Yuan, Gong Li, Kaori Momoi, Karl Yune, Ken Watanabe, Kenneth Tsang, Koji Yakusho, Michelle Yeoh, Navia Nguyen, Paul Adelstein, Randall Duk Kim, Samantha Futerman, Suzuka Ohgo, Ted Levine, Togo Igawa, Tsai Chin, Youki Kudoh, Zhang Ziyi, Zoe Weizenbaum|