Memoirs of a Geisha


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

Showtimes

Just call me Ol
Just call me Ol' Blue Eyes

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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Film and Publications Board (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 Childcare Action Project (CAP) Report (USA)

CategoryScore (-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

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Tanya Farber
16
Die Burger
Mariana Malan
10
Cape Times
Carina Chocano
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Good Weekend
Theresa Smith
10
BBC
Stella Papamichael
15
Box Office
Sheri Linden
8
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
13
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
1
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15

What the People say

Internet
8084 Netizens
13

Average .. 58%

12




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