The heart dies a slow death. Shedding each hope like leaves, until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains. She paints her face to hide her face, her eyes a deep water; it is not for Geisha to want, it is not for Geisha to feel; Geisha is an artist of the floating world. She dances. She sings. She entertains you - whatever you want. The rest is shadows, the rest is secret.
Ziyi Zhang as Sayuri in the film Memoirs of a Geisha
This epic drama picture is based on the international best-selling novel by Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha.
The story of a young Japanese girl, Chiyo Sakamoto, who is sold by her impoverished family before World War II to a geisha house called an okiya. As times goes by, this child blossom's into the legendary geisha Sayuri.
Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man beyond her reach!