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THE BIRTH OF A NATION

THE BIRTH OF A NATION artwork

THE BIRTH OF A NATION

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 119m 43s

Release date 09/12/2016

BBFCInsight strong bloody violence, gory images

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Nate Parker

Cast includes Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Jr., Aunjanue Ellis, Roger Guenveur Smith, Colman Domingo

Summary THE BIRTH OF A NATION is a US historical drama, based on the true story of Nat Turner, who led the 1831 Southampton County Slave Rebellion.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/11/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE BIRTH OF A NATION is a US historical drama, based on the true story of Nat Turner, who led the 1831 Southampton County Slave Rebellion.

Violence

Strong violence includes: a whipping resulting in bloody lacerations; a man's teeth being knocked out using a hammer and chisel; a man being killed using an axe, resulting in a bloody wound; people being tied to a tree and set on fire; a beheading. A battle scene features bloodspurts from stabbings and shootings. There is sight of slaves hanging from nooses.

A group of men surround a woman and it is implied she is assaulted.

There is racist language ('nigger') and moderate bad language, including uses of 'bitch'.

There is some breast nudity.

Details

Title
THE BIRTH OF A NATION
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
11/08/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
119m 43s
Approved footage
10774+8
BBFC reference
BFF337382
Registration number
CFJ40246

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