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  • PG
  • Drama
  • 1950
  • 104 mins

Scandal

Scandal

About

Before Rashmomon, Kurosawa managed to fit in this small, personal movie about the effect a media witchhunt has on a prominent lawyer and, in particular, his family. Based on a story which a stranger apparently related to the director in a bar, its cautionary commentary on journalistic ethics is topical to this day, showing how the small matter of personal privacy should never get in the way of a good story.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Eitarô Ozawa, Shirley Yamaguchi, Noriko Sengoku, Yôko Katsuragi
  • Director: Akira Kurosawa
  • Writer: Ryuzo Kikushima
  • Producer: Takashi Koide
  • Photographer: Toshio Ubukata

In a nutshell

Anybody contemplating a tabloid career should watch this movie.

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