Tales of a Golden Geisha


Release Date 1990-09-13
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Tales of a Golden Geisha

Tales of a Golden Geisha is a 1990 Japanese comedy film by director Juzo Itami. The film stars two of Itami's regular actors, Nobuko Miyamoto as a geisha who brings luck to the men with whom she sleeps, and Masahiko Tsugawa as her unfaithful, sometimes partner. As well as showing her relationships with the man she loves and the men who employ her, it satirizes corruption and the influence of money in Japanese politics. Ageman was nominated for four Japanese Academy Awards - Best Director, Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Editing.

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Actors & Characters

Nobuko Miyamoto Nobuko Miyamoto Nayoko Nayoko
Hiroshi Okochi Hiroshi Okochi Chichiiwa Chichiiwa
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa Mondo Suzuki Mondo Suzuki
Ryûnosuke Kaneda Ryûnosuke Kaneda Tamonin Tamonin
Atsuko Ichinomiya Atsuko Ichinomiya Rin Rin
Kin Sugai Kin Sugai Foster mother Foster mother
Maiko Minami Maiko Minami Sayori-chan Sayori-chan
Tokuko Sugiyama Tokuko Sugiyama Restaurant manager Restaurant manager
Haruna Takase Haruna Takase Fur shop manager Fur shop manager
Yakan Yanagi Yakan Yanagi Foster father Foster father


Zenko Yamazaki Cinematography
Jūzō Itami Director
Akira Suzuki Editor
Toshiyuki Honda Music
Jūzō Itami Producer
Jūzō Itami Writer