Gion Bayashi - A Geisha

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In the post-war Gion district of Kyoto, the geisha Miyoharu agrees to apprentice the 16 year-old Eiko, whose mother was a former geisha who had just died. After a year of training they have to find a large sum of money before Eiko can debut. Miyoharu borrows the money from the tea-house owner, Okimi, who in turn obtains the money from the businessman Kusuda. Kusuda fancies Eiko himself and wants to give Miyoharu to Kanzaki in order to close a large business deal. However both geishas have minds of their own and, going against tradition, want to be able to say no to clients.

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Original Title
Gion Bayashi - A Geisha
Title
Gion Bayashi - A Geisha
Directed by
Kenji Mizoguchi
Country
Japan
Year
1954
Screenplay
Matsutaro Kawaguchi, Yoshikata Yoda
Film Editing
Mitsuzo Miyata
Soundtrack
Ichiro Saito
Cinematography
Kazuo Miyagawa
Sound
Iwao Otani
Costumes
Yuko Kurosawa
Production Design
Kazumi Koike, Takejir├┤ Nakajima
Production
Hisakazu Tsuji
Formats
DVD
Runtime
90 min.
Language
Japanisch/d/f
Cast
Michiyo Kogure, Ayako Wakao, Seizaburo Kawazu, Saburo Date, Kyoko Hisamatsu, Sumao Ishihara, Kanae Kobayashi, Chieko Naniwa, Kanji Koshiba, Midori Komatsu

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