Type of media Film
Approved Running time 104m 17s
Release date 13/06/2014
BBFCInsight brief sexual assault, discrimination theme
Director(s) Amma Asante
Cast includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gordon, Tom Felton, Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson, Alex Jennings, Penelope Wilton
Summary The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.
Cut This work was passed uncut.
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BBFCinsight publication date 03/06/2014
Note: The following text may contain spoilers
BELLE is a period drama about a young girl of mixed race who is raised by an aristocratic family in England and who becomes involved in a legal case with implications for the slave trade.
There is a brief implied sexual assault when the principal character is physically threatened by a young man from a titled family.
The principal character is subject to regular and repeated discrimination, being referred to as a 'negro' and a 'mulatto.' The film also contains some disturbing descriptions about the treatment of slaves.
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