Sisters of the Gion

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Sisters of the Gion

japan sibling relationship lover geisha kyoto, japan

Sisters of the Gion

Release Date: October 15, 1936

Year    :   1936
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Daiichi Eiga
Director    :   Kenji Mizoguchi
Producers    :   Masaichi Nagata
Writers    :   Kenji Mizoguchi, Yoshikata Yoda, Aleksandr Kuprin
RunTime    :   69 mins.

Umekichi, a geisha in the Gion district of Kyoto, feels obliged to help her lover Furusawa when he asks to stay with her after becoming bankrupt and leaving his wife. However her younger sister Omocha tells her she is wasting her time and money on a loser. She thinks that they should both find wealthy patrons to support them. Omocha therefore tries various schemes to get rid of Furusawa, and set themselves up with better patrons.

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