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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Karl Yune
Ken Watanabe
Ziyi Zhang
Michelle Yeoh
Yonki Kudoh
Gong Li
Koji Yakusho
Directors
Rob Marshall
Screenwriters
Robin Swicord
Running Time
145 minutes

Memoirs Of A Geisha
The bestselling novel makes it to the screen.


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Memoirs Of A Geisha

Plot
Sayuri (Zhang) remembers how she was sold into servitude and misery as a child, trained and moulded by her mentor Mameha (Yeoh) into a celebrated geisha, and sustained against both her rival Hatsumomo’s (Gong) treachery and the vicissitudes of war by her love for a man (Watanabe) she could not have.


Verdict
A beautiful, exotic and well-acted cultural hybrid, but it’s never as moving as it ought to be.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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