Books on Film: "Memoirs of a Geisha"

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Books on Film: "Memoirs of a Geisha"

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, 6 p.m.

Memoirs of a Geisha DVD coverBased on Arthur Golden's bestselling novel.

In 1929, a Japanese child is sold by her penniless family to work as a servant in a geisha house.  In spite of her cruel beginnings, eventually the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha, Sayuri. Beautiful and accomplished, she captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man beyond her reach. As Japan stands on the brink of World War II, her world is poised to change forever.

Starring Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe and Michelle Yeoh.

Directed by Rob Marshall.

2005, 144 mins. Rated PG-13