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ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 2, THE DESOLATE ONE

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ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 2, THE DESOLATE ONE

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 126m 58s

Release date 25/07/2016

BBFCInsight very strong language, sex references, nudity

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Miguel Gomes

Cast includes Crista Alfaiate, Chico Chapas, Luísa Cruz, Pedro Caldas, Gonçalo Waddington, Margarida Carpinteiro

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/07/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 2, THE DESOLATE ONE is a Portuguese drama about various people living in difficult situations in Portugal.

Language

There is a single use of very strong language ('c**t'). There are also multiple uses of strong language ('f**k'). Other bad language includes use of 'bastard', 'bitch', 'son of a bitch', 'piss' and 'screwed'.

Sex

A man claims that a wife's duty is to provide 'puss' and a woman discusses how she lost her virginity having kept her 'flower intact' until she met a man who was 'firm but gentle'.

There are also strong visual sex references as we see a woman's hand resting over a man's flaccid genitals as they lie on a bed. There is blood visible on the man's pubic hair and later some blood is also seen on a naked woman's inner thighs, implying that the woman lost her virginity to the man.

A naked woman is seen sitting astride a man's chest.

A couple of young boys spy on implied sex through a peep hole and later draw a rough line drawing of a bare breasted woman with a penis penetrating between her bare legs.

Nudity

There are several scenes of both natural and sexualised full female nudity.

Other issues include suicide references, including discussion of a suicide pact leading to a couple being left dead in their flat for days.

Drug references include comment about a woman being a drug dealer and her boyfriend being 'hooked' on drugs.

A man's body is found with blood on his shirt.

Details

Title
ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 2, THE DESOLATE ONE
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Drakes Avenue Pictures Ltd
Classified date(s)
27/06/2016
Main language
Spanish
Submitted run time
126m 58s
BBFC reference
AVF338461
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

02:06:58:00
ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 2
THE DESOLAT
E ONE

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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