Bu-Su (1987)

Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Mugido (Yasuko Tomita) is an 18-year-old country girl who comes to Tokyo to live with her aunt and train as a geisha. She divides her time between training in the ancient art of song and dance and her high-school academics, and her superficial classmates are a sharp contrast to the rigid training she receives to become a geisha. The continuing encroachment of Western cultural influences on Japan is also a theme in this story of a young woman alienated from both of the worlds in which she lives.

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alienation, aunt, career, geisha, self-sacrifice, tradition, training