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BLACKKKLANSMAN

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BLACKKKLANSMAN

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 135m 16s

Release date 24/08/2018

BBFCInsight racist violence and language, very strong language

Genre(s) Crime, Drama

Director(s) Spike Lee

Cast includes John David Washington, Topher Grace, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Alec Baldwin, Ryan Eggold

Summary BLACKKKLANSMAN is historical drama based on a true story in which an African American cop runs an undercover investigation into the Ku Klux Klan.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 14/08/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BLACKKKLANSMAN is U.S drama based on a true story in which an African American cop runs an undercover investigation into the Ku Klux Klan.

Discrimination

There are frequent uses of racist terms ('nigger', 'kike', 'spicks', 'nicks', 'chink', 'coon') used by men who are members of the Klu Klux Klan. The film does not endorse racism.

Violence

There are real images of lynchings and of the charred burnt body of a person killed in a racist attack. Real video footage shows a car driving through a crowd of people and hitting a man during a 'Black Lives Matter' march. References to sexual violence include a white man claiming that his wife was "savagely raped by a pack of black men" - his views are not endorsed.

Language

There is very strong language (c**t) and uses of strong language ('motherf**ker', 'c**ksucker' and 'f**k'). Other terms include uses of 'bitch', 'ass', 'dick', 'bullshit', 'son of a bitch', 'shit', 'damn', 'hell', 'God' and 'Jesus Christ'.

A man mimes smoking marijuana. There is also a sex reference when a man refers to getting a woman's "lips around his dick".

Details

Title
BLACKKKLANSMAN
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures Int (UK)
Classified date(s)
10/07/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
135m 16s
Approved footage
12174+0
BBFC reference
AFF363430
Registration number
CFJ45144

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