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Tales of a Golden Geisha (1990)

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Her childhood was hardly ideal as she was abandoned and grew up without parental love. She finds a home and a profession as a geisha who is particularly popular because she has that lucky ... See full summary »

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Jûzô Itami

Writer:

Jûzô Itami
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nobuko Miyamoto ... Nayoko
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa ... Mondo Suzuki
Hiroshi Ohkôchi Hiroshi Ohkôchi ... Chichiiwa (as Hiroshi Ookôchi)
Ryûnosuke Kaneda ... Tamonin
Atsuko Ichinomiya Atsuko Ichinomiya ... Rin, Tamonin's mother
Kin Sugai Kin Sugai ... Foster mother
Kazuyo Mita Kazuyo Mita ... Hiyoko
Mitsuko Ishii Mitsuko Ishii ... Eiko
Yoriko Dôguchi ... Junko
Maiko Minami Maiko Minami ... Sayori-chan
Fukumi Kuroda Fukumi Kuroda ... Kiyoka
Isao Hashizume Isao Hashizume
Haruna Takase Haruna Takase ... Fur shop manager
Tokuko Sugiyama Tokuko Sugiyama ... Restaurant manager
Yakan Yanagi Yakan Yanagi ... Foster father
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Her childhood was hardly ideal as she was abandoned and grew up without parental love. She finds a home and a profession as a geisha who is particularly popular because she has that lucky bone in her that transmits fortune to her patrons. She meets a bank manager one day and soon enough they move in together. She gets a job out of it, but his appetite for cheap women is unabated. Written by aghaemi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 June 1990 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Geisha des Glücks See more »

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Itami Productions See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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She Needs A Man
5 September 2010 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

Mr. Itami's films sometimes send up Japanese culture and this no exception. Nayoko (played by his wife, the always great to watch Nobuko Miyamoto) plays a bank secretary who was abandoned as a baby and raised as a Geisha. She possesses the luck in her that comes to men who are with her (for them, not for her), at first being a mistress for a bishop, a much older official and especially with Mondo (Masahiko Tsugawa), who is a manager at her bank. Mondo is a womanizer, but she agrees to be with him. The film is fun, there are some funny parts. The question is whether she will stay with Mondo or go back to her life as a Geisha. What I've always liked about Mr. Itami's films is his attention to detail, he tells a story vividly and with verve. Ms. Miyamoto embraces every role she is in and she is a joy to watch in this film, as well as others. Perhaps not as good as "A Taxing Woman" (that is an essential film), this film has more than enough to recommend it. Enjoy!


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