Memoirs of a Geisha

Year: 2005
Duration: 2h 25min
IMDb: 7.3
Genres: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
In 1929 an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo from a fishing village is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto&#39s Gion district and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo, until she is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo&#39s bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha&#39s mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic and social skills a geisha must master in order to survive in her society. As a renowned geisha she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue. As World War II looms Japan and the geisha&#39s world are forever changed by the onslaught of history.