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ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS

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ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 127m 31s

BBFCInsight strong bloody violence, torture

Genre(s) Action, Drama, Crime

Director(s) Sung-su Kim

Cast includes Woo-sung Jung, Jung-min Hwang, Ji-hun Ju, Do-won Kwak, Man-sik Jeong

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 03/04/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS is a Korean action crime drama in which a policeman finds himself out of his depth when he is caught between Internal Affairs and the city's corrupt mayor.

Violence

Strong bloody violence includes men being run over repeatedly, gory stabbings, and a battle between gangs armed with machetes, axes and guns - with large blood spurts and injury detail. Torture includes a man's face being punched repeatedly until blood oozes through the cloth covering it. A man bites and chews his drinking glass, then spits out glass and blood.

Strong sex is seen in mobile phone footage.

There are some drug references, including sight of a drug addict with a needle hanging out of his arm.

The film contains strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker'). Milder bad language includes uses of 'asshole', 'bitch', 'bastard', 'shitting', 'prick' and 'screwed'.

Details

Title
ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
03/04/2017
Main language
Korean
Submitted run time
127m 31s
BBFC reference
AVV350479
Remarks
Subtitled

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

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ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS

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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