Director: Rob Marshall
Producers: Lucy Fisher, Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg
Cast: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Kôji Yakusho, Michelle Yeoh, Kaori Momoi, Youki Kudoh, Li Gong, Kenneth Tsang
Synopsis: In 1929, 9-year-old Chiyo (Ziyi Zhang) is plucked from her impoverished fishing village to be groomed as a geisha in Kyoto's Gion district. She endures harsh treatment but eventually blossoms due to her singular beauty into the geisha named Sayuri. As a renowned geisha, Sayuri has access to a society of great power and wealth but it's a society on the eve of its own extinction as world war looms.
Story source: From the novel by Arthur Goldman
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Factoid: At one time or another, Steven Spielberg, Spike Jonze and Brett Ratner all considered directing the film.
Release date: Dec. 23, 2005
Running time: N/A
MPAA rating: R