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AMERICAN PASTORAL

AMERICAN PASTORAL artwork

AMERICAN PASTORAL

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 108m 16s

Release date 11/11/2016

BBFCInsight strong language, sex

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Ewan McGregor

Cast includes Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Ewan McGregor, Valorie Curry, Molly Parker, David Strathairn, Rupert Evans

Summary AMERICAN PASTORAL is a drama about a couple whose suburban idyll is torn apart by their teenage daughter's radicalisation in 1960s New Jersey.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 01/11/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

AMERICAN PASTORAL is a drama about a couple whose suburban idyll is torn apart by their teenage daughter's radicalisation in 1960s New Jersey.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') as well as milder bad language (eg 'shit', 'ass', 'hell').

Sex

There are strong verbal and visual sex references. In one scene, a character parts her legs and touches her genitals in an attempt to seduce another character, encouraging him to taste her fingers.

There are verbal references to a character being raped.

There is TV news footage of a monk setting himself on fire in protest.

There is some use of outdated racial terms ('negroes').

There are moderate scenes of violence, including race riots, explosions and gun threat.

Details

Title
AMERICAN PASTORAL
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Classified date(s)
19/10/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
108m 16s
Approved footage
9744+0
BBFC reference
AFF343030
Registration number
CFJ40689

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