Gion Bayashi - A Geisha


Gion Bayashi - A Geisha

Kenji MizoguchiJapan – 1954

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.

Original Title Gion Bayashi - A Geisha
German Title Die Festmusik von Gion - Zwei Geishas
French Title Les musiciens de Gion - La fête à Gion
Other Titles La musica di Gion
Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
Country Japan
Available Formats DVD
Screenplay Matsutaro Kawaguchi, Yoshikata Yoda
Film Editing Mitsuzo Miyata
Soundtrack Ichiro Saito
Cinematography Kazuo Miyagawa
Sound Iwao Otani
Décors Kazumi Koike, Takejirô Nakajima
Costumes Yuko Kurosawa
Production Hisakazu Tsuji
Runtime 90 Min.
Language Japanisch/d/f
Michiyo Kogure Miyoharu
Ayako Wakao Eiko
Seizaburo Kawazu Kusuda
Saburo Date Imanishi
Kyoko Hisamatsu Mädchen - jeune fille
Sumao Ishihara Kokichi
Kanae Kobayashi Coiffeur
Chieko Naniwa Okimi
Kanji Koshiba Kanzaki
Midori Komatsu Oume

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