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Kazuo Kitamura in The Geisha

The Geisha

1983 NR

Sold at age 12 to the renowned Yokiro geisha house, Momowaka (Kimiko Ikegami) slowly becomes the most successful geisha of the house, an achievement that gives her a greater amount of freedom -- and bitter enemies. Director Hideo Gosha's stirring epic romance, controversial upon its release, won nine Japan Academy Prizes, including Best Actor for co-star Ken Ogata, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

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