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Lady Maiko (2014)

Maiko wa redî (original title)
Country bumpkin Haruko only ever wanted to become a geisha, like her now-deceased mother. Initially rebuffed for lack of references, Haruko's strong accent intrigues a linguistics professor, who undertakes to coach her.

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Masayuki Suo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mone Kamishiraishi ... Haruko
Hiroki Hasegawa
Sumiko Fuji Sumiko Fuji
Eri Watanabe Eri Watanabe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gaku Hamada
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe
Fumiyo Kohinata
Tamiyo Kusakari Tamiyo Kusakari
Jurina Matsui Jurina Matsui
Tom Mutô Tom Mutô
Sakurako Ohara Sakurako Ohara
Tomoko Tabata Tomoko Tabata
Masahiro Takashima
Naoto Takenaka
Satoshi Tsumabuki
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Country bumpkin Haruko only ever wanted to become a geisha, like her now-deceased mother. Initially rebuffed for lack of references, Haruko's strong accent intrigues a linguistics professor, who undertakes to coach her.

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Comedy | Musical

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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 September 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady Maiko See more »

Filming Locations:

Kyoto, Japan See more »

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Delightful and colourful froth
17 December 2014 | by sharptongueSee all my reviews

Dopey and clumsy bumpkin comes to big city, seeking to become the very essence of Japanese grace. Dogged determination in the face of stern opposition, derision and incompetence, yet with good-hearted support from unexpected quarters. Add the sumptuous lush colour of geisha, lovely settings ... and take every opportunity to burst into song ! The lead actress strikes just the right note of naïve sincerity, and the experienced supporting cast carry proceedings along with conviction, showing all the right touches of sorrow and joy.

Somewhat silly, as any good musical tends to be, Lady Maiko is moving and joyful, with a ripper of a closing number. Highly recommended.


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