Notes on a Scandal


This award-winning movie is set at a posh London school, where an elderly teacher looks down her nose at most other people. When a new young woman joins the staff, the matron decides to give her some tips on dealing with the kids. To her horror, she later learns that the young woman is having an affair with one of the 15 year old boys. When attempts to kill the relationship fail, the elderly woman puts plan B into action, which has far-reaching implications for all concerned.

90 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex).
Drama, Female interest, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Tom Georgeson, Michael Maloney, Joanna Scanlan, Shaun Parkes, Emma Kennedy, Syreeta Kumar, Andrew Simpson
Director
Richard Eyre
ScreenplayPatrick Marber, from the novel by Zoe Heller
MusicPhilip Glass
CinematographyChris Menges
EditingJohn Bloom, Antonia van Drimmelen
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2006
Produced byBBC Films, DNA Films, Scott Rudin Productions, UK Film Council

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, frequent, in context
NudityNone
SexSome
ViolenceMild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsPowerful drama with distinctly adult themes. Parents should be aware that the theme involves an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and pupil.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
Jeanne Hugo
15
Cape Times
Carina Chocano
10
iAfrica.com
Rebekah Kendal
15
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
20
BBC
Stella Papamichael
15
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
8
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
13
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
15
ScreenIt
13

What the People say

Internet
2332 Netizens
15

Average .. 70%

14




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