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BELLE [Additional material,Audio description]

BELLE <span>[Additional material,Audio description]</span> artwork

BELLE [Additional material,Audio description]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 99m 29s

Release date 06/10/2014

Genre(s) Additional Production Material

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 26/09/2014

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.

Violence

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

Title
BELLE
Title Information
Additional material,Audio description
Also known as
BELLE - FEATURE AUDIO DESCRIPTION
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Classified date(s)
04/06/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
99m 29s
BBFC reference
BVF308708
Remarks
Audio Descriptive

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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BELLE

Rating information

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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