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AWAKE (2007)

AWAKE <span>(2007)</span> artwork

AWAKE (2007)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 85

Release dates 22/02/2008

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, psychological horror and images of surgery

Director(s) Joby Harold

Cast includes Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terence Howard, Lena Olin

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 12/02/2008

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

AWAKE is a psychological thriller about a man who suffers 'anaesthesia awareness' leaving him awake but paralysed during heart surgery.

Language

The film contains frequent use of strong language (‘f**k’).

Threat

The central conceit involves the experience of being awake and paralysed during surgery, creating a high level of psychological horror.

Disturbing images

Within the narrative context, there a brief scenes of heart surgery, including sight of scalpels being used to cut skin, stitching, ribs being spread and sight of internal organs.

There is also a sexualised scene of two fully-clothed characters in a bath, some brief nudity, and a fleeting shot of implied cocaine use, shown at a distance and without actual sight of the drug.

Details

Title
AWAKE
Year
2007
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Icon Home Entertainment,Icon Film Distribution Ltd
Classified date(s)
29/07/2008
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF245894

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