Born into poverty in 1929, nine-year-old Chiyo (Ziyi Zhang) is ripped from her family home in a small Japanese fishing village and sold to a geisha home in Kyoto, where she is forced to live as a servant. As Chiyo blossoms into a beautiful woman, her grace enrages the head geisha Hatsumomo (Li Gong), who does her best to make Chiyo's life miserable. But Chiyo perseveres, and eventually becomes the renowned geisha Sayuri. Mastering the grace, art, and skill of a geisha, Chiyo slips into a society of money and power, the complete opposite of her humble beginnings. Mingling with Japan's elite, Chiyo manages to enchant even the most powerful of men, but struggles with an unspoken love in this adaptation of Arthur Golden's acclaimed historical novel.
Specs & Requirements
Theatrical Release Date 2005
Screen Format 1.78:1
Subtitles Spanish, Korean, Thai, Portuguese, Chinese, English, French