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AN (2015)

AN <span>(2015)</span> artwork

AN (2015)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 113

Release dates 22/08/2016

BBFCInsight upsetting scenes

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Naomi Kawase

Cast includes Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida, Miki Mizuno, Miu Takeuchi, Saki Takahashi

Summary AN is a Japanese drama about a man who runs a pancake stall and takes on an elderly lady as his assistant.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 12/08/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

AN is a Japanese drama about a man who runs a pancake stall and takes on an elderly lady as his assistant.

Theme

There are references to the effects of leprosy, including factual descriptions of physical deformities and the loss of limbs or facial features. Two characters look at a book about leprosy which features photographs of these effects and the results of surgery, such a skin grafts. There are also scenes set in a home for people who have been afflicted by the illness. Although the images and references are presented in a matter-of-fact style, they may cause upset to younger viewers who may not understand that these are the consequences of an illness. The film also contains scenes of emotional upset connected to grief and characters reflecting sadly on their pasts.

There are also scenes in which adult characters smoke.

Details

Title
AN
Also known as
SWEET BEAN
Year
2015
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Eureka Entertainment Ltd
Classified date(s)
05/07/2016
Main language
Japanese
BBFC reference
AZF339416

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