In 1997, novelist Arthur Golden offered readers an intoxicating and riveting story of a hidden world in his acclaimed novel, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA. Now Oscar Registered nominated director Rob Marshall ("Chicago"-2003), along with an acclaimed international cast featuring 2005 Oscar Registered nominated Best Actress Ziyi Zhang , Ken Watanabe ("The Last Samurai"), Michelle Yeoh ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") and Gong Li ("The Emperor and the Assassin"), has brought this mesmerising fable to the screen. Set in a mysterious and exotic world which still casts a potent spell today, the story begins in the years before World War II, when a Japanese child is torn from her penniless family to work as a servant in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Sayuri. Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivated the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man beyond her reach. 2005 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Dreamworks LLC. All Rights Reserved.