The Geisha House

The Geisha House

Young Tokiko works at a geisha house as a maid, waiting for her maiko practice (apprenticeship of geisha) to begin. The movie depicts detailed lifestyle of geishas at that time, showing their rules, loves, beauties and humanities.

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:113 minutes
  • Release:1998
  • Language:Japanese
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:japan,   japanese,   geisha,  

Young Tokiko works at a geisha house as a maid, waiting for her maiko practice (apprenticeship of geisha) to begin. The movie depicts detailed lifestyle of geishas at that time, showing their rules, loves, beauties and humanities. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki

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Kyra S (mx) wrote: Better than the first one, but that's a pretty low bar.

Mike V (de) wrote: This is an unusual fantasy film which changed direction a couple of times. Interesting but not memorable. AAN.

Alex S (es) wrote: a very important movie.

Roy C (ag) wrote: Topaz and the Happy Trolls are funny as heck.

Arnaud L (de) wrote: One of the worst comedy of To.

jeremy (us) wrote: i could not stop laughing this is an instant classic cause "once it hits your lips its just so good":fresh:

Ian C (gb) wrote: another ken loach masterpiece,peter mullan defines the balls in this underated british classic

Margaret P (us) wrote: Two of the best actors around, I know Meg Tilly has retired to writing books and she's good at that too, and I just love Christine Lahti. I like this way better than Thelma and Louise, even though T&L has it's merits, I adore quirk more than just about anything! This film has a high quirk factor.

Nick C (jp) wrote: Fellini piles the artifice on just like in Casanova, but that can't keep the emotion and warmth hidden in Fellini's last significant creation.

emerson 1 (kr) wrote: I wish Bunuel had more focused his statement on moral issues, which seemed to be the purpose of this movie; yet racial antagonism ended being more highlighted; that being said, "The Young One" is nothing short of excellent.

Harry W (it) wrote: Though uncertain about my expectations to enjoy the film, with Gigi taking home the Academy Award for Best Picture among many others I felt certain that it had some level of credible entertainment value.Proudly stranded within its roots as a classical-style MGM musical, Gigi is yet another style-oriented production which centres on the relationship between a young girl and her relationship with a wealthy older male socialite. If I'm not mistaken, this is the plot device found in far too many musicals which have bombarded the classical age, My Fair Lady (1964) being the most notorious example. Gigi doesn't make any attempt to break out of the same conventions, it just does the same basic thing while preceding My Fair Lady by six years. While I managed to get remember some of the songs from My Fair Lady and find an appreciation for the cast, I cannot say the same about Gigi.Everything about Gigi points to the fact that it is not a film for me. I'm not one who is found of love stories, particularly ones which are pretentiously optimistic. And nor am I big on classical musicals due to the fact that I prefer films with greater focus on story development than flashy song and dance numbers. Gigi ultimately has none of these; it is proudly rooted in being a relentlessly formulaic and clich musical with all the style and not a hint of substance. Gigi is such a romantic comedy that it doesn't take the time to even try for any drama, resulting in a story bereft of any depth or development whatsoever. With all the pretentious upper-class characters talking about a ridiculous idea of love as a class issue, it becomes hard to sympathise with anyone in Gigi. Then again, characterization was clearly never intended as a key focus of the filmmakers.Gigi has not survived the battle of age that well. Musical aficianados may appreciate its old-fashioned style, but the fact is that the film comes from an era even after the golden age of musicals leaves it a film of its time and not much else. Musical films were big in the early days of cinema because the advent of sound made it a feature to be exploited for the maximum potential of its glory, while technicolour ensured that flashy costumes were a subject of visual marvel. Nostalgia was clearly a major hook for the film's success upon its original release, but when considering that the standard for spectacle filmmaking had risen to the high-ranking status of The Bridge on River Kwai (1957) the previous year, Gigi is too much of a step backwards. A step back to a time which I was personally never too amused by, and the fact that it does so with such a formulaic story that mimics the thin writing of the genre's most generic examples ensures that it never reaches the heights of a homage. Gigi is a recycled movie without enough gimmicks to have any sense of lasting appeal.Gigi is a film which is relentlessly style-driven. Given that it is based on a musical that was based on a novel rather than the source novel itself, the priorities of the film clearly neglect the original meaning in its novel form. I don't know what extent of depth came from the original novel, but I can certify that it has all been lost in translation through its excessive Americanization and turned into a shallow experience. The gimmicks in it all aren't even good because the scenery is repetitive, the costumes aren't that colourful and for a musical film there is a shortage of dance glory. It's enough that none of the actual songs are memorable, but Gigi doesn't offer anything innovative as a visual experience either. Perhaps as a stage production the entire experience is far more fun, but this film adaptation doesn't utilize any impressive production merits which justify its cinematic transition.There isn't necessarily anything wrong with the songs in Gigi because the orchestra lends their support to the brilliant singing talents of the cast, but I cannot pick out any songs that I would consider to be memorable. None of them come with any major hooks as they are all as generic as each other with no major inspiration. Even the Academy Award winning titular song got buried underneath all the rest since they all sounded alike. Frankly, it's one issue for a musical film to have a generic plot. For it to be so forgettable for its visual experience and soundtrack is another entirely. Frankly, Gigi is potentially the most generic musical film I've ever seen. I thought The Sound of Music (196) would hold that status forever, but at least the scenery and cinematography in The Sound of Music was memorable. The only reason Gigi is memorable is because it is so forgettable, so boring. So the film is essentially a paradox.Still, I will admit that the talents of some of the actors cannot be denied. Leslie Caron is a lovely leading lady because she conveys a real sense of young innocence which progresses into more emotional territory as she faces the difficult reality of the situation she is pushed into. We see strong development in the role and some talented singing on behalf of the actress who makes the titular Gigi a mildly likable character. Her chemistry with the surrounding cast brings out the best in her natural charms, and with everyone else around her being pretentiously egotistical she stands out for her innocent friendliness. Leslie Caron is a friendly lead. Maurice Chevalier also makes a charming performer, simply because of his sophistication and the feeling of wisdom that comes with his line delivery.Due to a ridiculous adherence to every formulaic trait of the classic musical genre without any innovative song or dance numbers to support it, Gigi is an example of everything I dislike in the romantic-musical genre realized within a singular overlong and melodramatic film.

Chris C (kr) wrote: Stunning visuals and a well-executed story make this classic 1950's scifi-creature feature one of the best of the "giant bug" monster films of all time.