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BELLE

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BELLE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 104m 17s

Release date 13/06/2014

BBFCInsight brief sexual assault, discrimination theme

Genre(s) Drama

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

Cut This work was passed uncut.

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.

Sex

There is a brief implied sexual assault when the principal character is physically threatened by a young man from a titled family.

Discrimination

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.

Details

Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
25/03/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
104m 17s
Approved footage
9385+8
BBFC reference
AFF308708
Registration number
CFJ31791

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