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Scandal

Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshirō Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Noriko Sengoku and Shirley Yamaguchi
1950

Akira Kurosawa's Scandal - as relevant now as it was made - is a pointed attackon the rising power of the press and their practices in the newly Americanized postwar Japan of 1950. Kurosawa was outraged by the actions of the gutter press, where "personal privacy is never respected", and at the encouragement of this disrespect by the public's voyeuristic tendency to delve even deeper into the lives of celebrities. Stirred to broaden his film's scope, kurosawa made the film a study of personal honour, one which highlights the need for ordinary individuals to speak out against injustice and corruption.

Scandal, 醜聞 (Shubun), aka スキャンダル (Sukyandaru) stars many great Japanese actors of the period.including Noriko Sengoku (Drunken Angel, Seven Samurai) and Takashi Shimura (Ikiru, Seven Samurai), who delivers one of his finest performances as the emotionally torn defence lawyer. Kurosawa's film stands as his own one-man blast against press intrussion.

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