What's the Difference between Memoirs of a Geisha the Book and Memoirs of a Geisha the Movie?


Memoirs of a Geisha

Released: 1997
Author: Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha

Released: 2005
Director: Rob Marshall
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In the Book In the Movie
Chiyo Sakamoto/Sayuri Nitta
Chiyo Sakamoto/Sayuri Nitta
Portrayed by: Zhang Ziyi
Memoirs of a Geisha Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Hatsumomo is kicked out of the okiya after attempting to ruin Sayuri's career by lying about her to Dr. Crab. Hatsumomo sets fire to the okiya and leaves.
   Sayuri and the Chairman move to New York city and live out the rest of their days. The ending only shows them getting together while still in Japan.

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