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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 150m 44s

Release date 23/07/2010

BBFCInsight Contains strong language and one scene of strong violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Giuseppe Tornatore

Cast includes Francesco Scianna, Margareth Made, Raoul Bova, Giorgio Faletti, Leo Gullotta

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 13/07/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BAARIA is a subtitled Italian drama about the lives of three generations of the same family living in a Sicilian town from the 1920s to the 1980s. Peppino comes from a humble background, becomes involved in Communist Party politics and marries the love of his life. The film was classified '15' for strong language and one scene of strong violence.

There are seven uses of strong language in the film. This exceeds the '12A'/'12' Guidelines where 'The use of strong language (for example, 'fuck') must be infrequent' but is permissible at '15' where the BBFC's Guidelines state that 'There may be frequent use of strong language'. There is one scene of strong violence when an elderly lady recounts to her young grandson what happened to her father. We see the father having lunch with others when he is shot in the head from behind. From the front we see an explosion of blood but no actual sight of the wound. At '15', the Guidelines state that 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury'.


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