| Rating: 3/5, June 22, 2004 Made in the same year as Osaka Elegy, the second of four films in Criterion Collection's "Kenji Mizoguchi's Fallen Women" series. Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer, Jake Gyllenhaal Will Star in HBO Limited Series. The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review. You're almost there! Some nice camera angles help evoke the feeling of the pleasure quarters of Japan at the time and also some night scenes of the city are really good. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. This was still an interesting exploration of desperation and the consequences of greed. "Sisters of the Gion" is a pointed look at how economic circumstances affect a person's decisions. February 26, 2013 This film features more overt social commentary and definitely more obvious existential ending. Coming Soon. This final monologue, while it's a bit awkward in its directness and feels like the melodramatic social awareness disrupts the fiction and becomes a message for the viewer, it is also touching because of the building up of the drama up to that point. in many ways an interesting tale of two sisters who are geisha, one is kind and intentional towards her feelings and the other cruel, selfish, and out to get hers. Yes, O-Mocha may seem cold-blooded but everything she does is to make a living for her and Umekichi who does the right thing by taking in Furusawa but at the wrong time when they cannot afford to. Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. Along with Osaka Elegy (1936), Sisters of the Gion is widely considered one of Kenji Mizoguchi's finest prewar films. It is a brief movie, which is impressive considering how much of Japanese culture its critique assults, but it must be conceded that it loses a little of its potential richness as a result. Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.

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With Isuzu Yamada, Yôko Umemura, Benkei Shiganoya, Eitarô Shindô. The movie takes a realistic look at the life of a geisha in Kyoto's Gion district. | Rating: 4/4 Don't have an account? This lack of close ups also intensifies the final zoom in as it takes greater significance. |, July 7, 2010

Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! At least it's not as embarassing as Chaplin's The Great Dictator final monologue though there is a certain relation. | Rating: 70/100 Coming Soon.
And it is Furusawa who is the villain for turning his back on his family to put such a burden on the sisters. O-Mocha begs to disagree, already angling to get an expensive kimono out of Kimura(Taizo Fukami), an admirer who works in a fabric store, so her sister can perform at a banquet. | Fresh (8) Superbly acted, shot and scripted, this is searing stuff. The camera zooms in the face of the younger one who is lying on the hospital bed, while she speaks a monologue that conveys directly this dead-end and all the issues the film is concerned with (''Why is there such a profession as the geisha's at all?''). the film doesnt overly flesh out its conflict but the cinematography was solid for a 70 year old film. Your Ticket Confirmation # is located under the header in your email that reads "Your Ticket Reservation Details".