PG-13 | | Drama, Romance
Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.
Mari Iijima auditioned for one of the roles in this movie during the first round of pre-production in 1998.
A story like mine should never be told. For my world is as forbidden as it is fragile. Without its mysteries it cannot survive. I certainly wasn't born to the life of a geisha. Like so much in my strange life, I was carried there by the current.
Spoiler: When Okaa-san says she wants to adopt Sayuri, which provokes Hatsumomo's anger, Okaa-san's cigarette keeps changing its own size, being at times totally consumed, and sometimes not.
$682,504 (USA) (9 December 2005)
$57,010,853 (USA) (10 March 2006)
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