Memoirs of a Geisha

Movie • 2005 • History   

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A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
This movie contains 20 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Children are sold to a geisha house and a wh*re house, there is not explicit images or even conversations about this but the audience knows what it means.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Abandonment
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BellatrixSound
A father sells his two young girls to an okasa for money, they do not see the parents again
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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There's lying and manipulation, but nothing that would meet the definition of gaslighting.
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Is a child abused?
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Mderass
Some children are used as domestics. Chiyo is canned with a bamboo stick.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Hatsumomo and her friend get very drunk one night. Pumpkin, as an adult, is shown to drink a lot of alcohol.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Blitkun
Chicken inside cages around 57min
The cages fall and break, chicken are startled. No visible harm.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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A woman slaps another when it is found out that she had sex with a man
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Is someone drugged?
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Is someone held under water?
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kaiaaa
There are some scenes where a child or adult woman is being held still because otherwise they might shout, defend themselves or run away
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AdrianadB
Sayuri, when still being a maiko, is sexually assaulted by the Baron at his cherry blossom party
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The main character is sexually assaulted by being stripped of her clothes, but no rape takes place.
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Bodily Harm
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The main character is made to cut her leg with a razor.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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BellatrixSound
Nothing shown but a character falls off a roof and is hurt
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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A character falls off a roof.
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A young girl does fall off a roof but she does not die
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
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Two girls, age 9 and another who is a young teen, are sold by their parents and forcibly taken away, but they're not infants
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Does a kid die?
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Underage girls are sold into prostitution or to an okiya to be trained as a geisha.
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Anonymous
Mother dies at the beginning, Father dies partway through
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Does someone cheat?
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BellatrixSound
Not a toy but there are keepsake items that Chiyo/Sayuri has into adulthood that Hatsumomo finds and tries to destroy
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Mderass
Not technically a shower but a public bath.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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kaiaaa
A doctor makes a home visit in one scene
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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duckinalagoon
A woman draws a line on Sayuri's leg and tells her to use a knife on the line. It happens.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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ladydeath777
There is mention of a person committing suicide after the war.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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You can very briefly hear a baby crying in a crowd but it lasts less than a second. It's in the scene where they're preparing to flee the city because of the war
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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A narrator addresses the audience, but the characters shown on screen don't
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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rhurhu
It's mentioned/very strongly implied that one of the characters can't attend an event because she's going to have one, but it's not explicitly stated, or seen.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
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AdrianadB
When Chiyo (Sayuri) first meets the Chairman Chiyo is 9/10 yo, the Chairman has children of his own whom are old enough to be taken to the spring festival and tell him whether or not they like certain flavors on their ice, this would make the Chairman at least 20 years older than Chiyo (it is rumoured that he is 36 years older).
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Sex
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BellatrixSound
A man and woman are seen by a child mid sex but there is no nudity, he’s brief and not graphic. A woman is assaulted when a man rips her clothes off to look at her but again no nudity shown. A large part of the story is auctioning off a young woman’s virginity. A young woman loses her virginity to the highest bidder but nothing is shown. A woman begins to kiss a man and it is implied they may have sec but they are interrupted.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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BellatrixSound
There are some women in a bathhouse with towels around their waists, sitting down and you see their bare backs but that’s it. There are people in a hot tub and you see bare shoulders but again nothing more. No graphic nudity and no sexual nudity shown.
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Is there bestiality?
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BellatrixSound
This is a large plot point
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
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ladydeath777
Hatsumomo becomes homeless after burning down the okiya, but it's not explicitly shown. Implications of homelessness after the war.
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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kaiaaa
Sad things do happen towards the end of the film but the ending is supposed to be happy. I think overall this film would be melancholic.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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ladydeath777
Not a car, but there is a bike crash scene.
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ladydeath777
There is a couple of scenes with an old kind of car horn can be heard.
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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rhurhu
There's passing mention to the bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (something like 'cities turned to dust') but it's not shown.
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Is there blood/gore?
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kaiaaa
1:09:55 minor amount of blood underneath a bandage, 2:01:40 some blood as his palm is wounded by glass
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Does someone drown?
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cdiamond
It is said in passing that the Baron committed suicide by drowning.
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Is there gun violence?
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