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Notes on a Scandal

Notes on a Scandal
  • 2006
  • UK
  • 92 min
  • 15

Lonely teacher Barbara Covett (a spellbinding Dench) becomes enraptured with new art teacher Sheba (Blanchett) until she learns a secret about the latter and their relationship shifts into something much more sinister. Less convincing in its melodramatic final stretches, but a good illustration of timeless class anxieties.

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Notes on a Scandal

29 Jan 20073 stars

Barbara Covett (Judi Dench) - note that grasping surname - is not a popular figure at the North London comprehensive where she teaches history. To the staff and the students she is, in her own words, ‘a battleaxe’, and to the headmaster, she is an…

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