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Gion bayashi (A Geisha)

Gion bayashi (A Geisha) (1953)

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Release Date: Aug 12, 1953 Wide

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A Geisha is a 1953 filmed adaptation of a novel by Matsutaro Kawaguchi. Directed by Japanese filmmaker Kenji Mizoguchi, the movie centers on two young geishas, Miyoharu (Michiyo Kogure) and her apprentice Eiko (Ayako Wakao). Near the end of World War II, social attitudes toward females are beginning to shift in Japan, leading the young Eiko to question whether or not she really wants to become a geisha, a position she feels will lower her status within society. Seizaburo Kawazu co-stars as

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Art House & International, Drama

Yoshikata Yoda

Dec 15, 1993

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It's one of the finest films on geishas.

July 17, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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'Mizoguchi relentlessly contrasts the accepted attitudes of the time with the harsh reality they help to create'

August 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Cinematic Reflections

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a beautifully observed study of the lives of geisha in the changing world of postwar japan and what happens when they try to assert their independence
June 17, 2009
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