Friday, December 02, 2016


Scandal is a 1950 Akira Kurosawa film starring Toshirō Mifune (one of our favorites) and Takashi Shimura (another of our favorites). Since the director and both lead actors are can't-miss attractions in my book, this movie is a must-see.

There is a scene that takes place during the Christmas season that includes a Christmas tree and a singing of Silent Night:


I watched it when Hulu offered it free. They aren't that friendly anymore.

The New York Times concludes, "Like all Kurosawa films, ''Scandal'' is motivated by considerations of humanity and justice, but rarely has the director been so witty or even as subversive as the movie must have seemed to thinking Japanese in 1950." Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 83%.


  1. Always strange to hear familiar songs in foreign languages. Looks like it was interesting.

    1. This director is priceless, as are the actors. I'll watch anything with them in it. I wish Hulu were easier to access :(