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Aero Theatre | Takashi Shimura Retrospective
Rare 35mm Prints courtesy of the Japan Foundation.
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SCANDAL, 1950, Janus Films, 105 min, Japan, Dir: Akira Kurosawa.
A handsome, suave Toshiro Mifune lights up the screen as painter Ichiro, whose circumstantial meeting with a famous singer (Yoshiko Yamaguchi) is twisted by the tabloid press into a torrid affair. Ichiro files a lawsuit against the seedy gossip magazine, but his lawyer, Hiruta (Kurosawa stalwart Takashi Shimura), is playing both sides. A portrait of cultural moral decline, SCANDAL is also a compelling courtroom drama and a moving tale of human redemption.
THE QUIET DUEL, 1949, Janus Films, 95 min, Japan, Dir: Akira Kurosawa.
Based on a play by Kazuo Kikuta, this early Akira Kurosawa film follows an army surgeon who during a life-saving operation contaminates himself with syphilis which at the time was virtually incurable. Now suffering with the dreaded disease, he needs to find the faith to return to his work helping save people’s lives including the man from whom he contracted the disease. Starring Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura.
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