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BABYLON A.D. (2008)

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BABYLON A.D. (2008)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 87

Release dates 29/08/2008

BBFCInsight Contains strong language and moderate violence

Director(s) Mathieu Kassovitz

Cast includes Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Melanie Thierry, Gerard Depardieu, Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Mark Strong, Jerome Le Banner

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 19/08/2008

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BABYLON A.D. is an adaptation of Maurice G. Dantec's science fiction novel ‘Babylon Babies’. It is set in a post-apocalyptic society and tells the story of Toorop; a veteran soldier turned mercenary who is hired to transport a young girl from Russia to Canada.

This DVD version has been passed '15' because of

The versions for the cinema and another DVD release were passed '12A' and '12 ', respectively, because they were identical in content, in containing only one use of strong language and moderate violence.

In all other respects, this version is the same as the other two. This work also contains frequent use of moderate language – including ‘bitch’, ‘shit’ and ‘arse’. The moderate violence featured is of the standard action movie fare and includes explosions, impressionistic fight scenes and gun battles. There are occasional bloody moments including a brutal cage fight between the main character and a vicious gladiator and another scene which features a slow-motion bullet entering the body of woman. These moments in the work are infrequent and do not linger on bloody injuries. Their inclusion is largely mitigated by the fantastical science-fiction context and well-contained within '15' guidelines which say that 'violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury'.

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Title
BABYLON A.D.
Also known as
CANAL VERSION, EXTENDED VERSION,ADDITIONAL MATERIAL, AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE, CANAL VERSION,BABYLON A.D. THEATRICAL VERSION WITH AUDIO DESCRIPTION,BABYLON A.D - TRAILER A
Year
2008
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
09/12/2008
Main language
English
Other languages
Russian
BBFC reference
AZF247830

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