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Memoirs of a Geisha

Released

Dec 22, 2005

Latest Home Video

Mar 27, 2006

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Cast

Michelle Yeoh

Studio

2005 Sony Pictures

Still shot from the movie: Memoirs of a Geisha.

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Synopsis

As a child Chiyo (Suzuka Ohgoas) is sold to a geisha house. Eventually she grows up to become Sayuri (Ziyi Zhang), the most celebrated and desirable geisha of her time. But such success comes at a very personal price, which is explored in her Memoirs of a Geisha.

Content Details

Why Is Memoirs of a Geisha Rated PG-13?

Memoirs of a Geisha is rated PG-13 for mature subject matter and some sexual content

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Both Mother and Mameha have goals for Chiyo/Sayuri. Are there really any differences between them? How does their approach differ? Why does Chiyo/Sayuri consider one of these women to be her friend, while she sees the other as her enemy?

What do we learn about Mameha when she explains, “We do not become Geisha to pursue our own destinies. We become Geisha because we have no choice.”

Geisha are portrayed as sacrificing every comfort for beauty. What are you willing to do or put up with in the name of fashion?

For more information on the history of geisha, check out this site: http://www.immortalgeisha.com/ig/history_01.cfm

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Sexually suggestive scenes, violence.
AB PG Mature Themes, Not Recommended For Young Children
MB PG Not Recommended For Young Children. Tobacco use/promotion.Mature Theme.-----
ON PG Mature Theme. Sexual Content. Not recommended for young children.
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Both Mother and Mameha have goals for Chiyo/Sayuri. Are there really any differences between them? How does their approach differ? Why does Chiyo/Sayuri consider one of these women to be her friend, while she sees the other as her enemy?

What do we learn about Mameha when she explains, “We do not become Geisha to pursue our own destinies. We become Geisha because we have no choice.”

Geisha are portrayed as sacrificing every comfort for beauty. What are you willing to do or put up with in the name of fashion?

For more information on the history of geisha, check out this site: http://www.immortalgeisha.com/ig/history_01.cfm

DVD Notes…

DVD Release Date: 28 March 2006

Everything about being a Geisha takes a lot of time and an eye for perfection—and the DVD release of this movie proves to be no exception. Packaged as a 2-Disc Special Edition (available in either wide or full screen) there are enough bonus materials to make a whole kimono and then some! Besides two commentaries, one by director Rob Marshall and co-producer John DeLuca and the other by costume designer Colleen Atwood, production designer John Myhre and Editor Pietro Scalia, there is also a wealth of featurettes. These include: Sayuri’s Other Journey: From the Novel to the Screen, The Road to Japan, Geisha Bootcamp, Building the Hanamachi, The Look of a Geisha, The Music of Memoirs, A Geisha’s Dance, The World of the Geisha, The Way of the Sumo, An In-depth Look at Director Rob Marshall, and A Day with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Both versions provide audio tracks in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English and French.

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