Sisters of the Gion (1936)
“Gion no shimai” (original title)
Runtime : 95 min
Movie Release: November 1979 (USA)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Writers: Aleksandr Kuprin (novel), Kenji Mizoguchi.
Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Yôko Umemura, Benkei Shiganoya
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.
Sisters of the Gion Movie Trailer