Memoirs of a Geisha
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In 1929, an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo (Suzuka Ohgo) from a local fishing village is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto’s Gion district and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha, Hatsumomo (Li Gong). Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo, until she is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo’s bitter rival, Mameha (Michelle Yeoh). Under Mameha’s mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri (Ziyi Zhang), trained in all the skills a geisha must master in order to survive in her society.