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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 102m 6s

Release date 20/08/2018

BBFCInsight strong injury detail, violence, language, sex

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Michael Pearce

Cast includes Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Hattie Gotobed, Shannon Tarbet, Emily Taaffe, Trystan Gravelle, Olwen Fouere, Tim Woodward, Claire Rafferty, Oliver Maltman, Richard Laing, Leona Clarke, Barry Aird

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/08/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BEAST is a British mystery thriller in which a woman from a small town is attracted to a mysterious outsider.

Injury detail

Following a car crash, a man is seriously injured, with clear sight of an open wound on his elbow and some further bloody detail on his back. Some crime scene images show a dead woman's body half-buried in mud, including a close-up on her mouth filled with dirt.


There is some strong violence where a woman dreams that she stabs another woman. In one scene a woman strangles a man. Later, the man puts his hands around her neck and squeezes for a prolonged period before letting her go.

There is also a scene in which an injured rabbit is beaten to death with the butt of a rifle, with sight of the animal bloody and trembling.


A scene of strong sex takes place in a field at night. There are shots of a woman riding on top of a man and moaning; however there is no sight of nudity.


There is strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'shit', 'hell', 'damn' and 'bloody'.


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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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