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Memoirs of a Geisha

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Set in Japan in the era leading up to World War II, we take a close up look at how a young girl becomes a geisha, in order to get close to the man she loves. During her training, she finds herself in the middle of a power struggle between two leading women in the geisha training house. Once qualified, her life gets even more complicated when her target's best friend falls madly in love with her, putting them all in a difficult position.


143 minutes, No persons under 13
Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li, Suzuka Ohgo, Kaori Momoi
Director
Rob Marshall
ScreenplayRobin Swicord, from the novel by Arthur Golden
MusicJohn Williams
CinematographyDion Beebe
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2005
Produced byColumbia PIctures Corporation, Dreamworks SKG, Spyglass Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, Red Wagon Productions

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreRomantic drama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexIsolated and only implied
ViolenceInfrequent but strong
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsComplex and mature theme (forced training as a geisha, forced separation of the twins, etc.)
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.
Adjusted CAP Report (USA) (-50 to 50)
Wanton Violence / Crime
-16
Impudence / Hate
35
Sexual Immorality
-38
Drugs / Alcohol
-33
Offence to God
35
Murder / Suicide
-40
Final score
5
Influence density
0.80
Min - Max
-88

ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarTanya Farber16
Die BurgerMariana Malan10
Cape TimesCarina Chocano10
Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal10
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge15
The Good WeekendTheresa Smith10
International Media
BBC (UK)Stella Papamichael15
Box Office (USA)Sheri Linden 8
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert13
eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman1
Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers15
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli15
Internet (IMDB)8084 Netizens13
Average .. 58%12


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