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BLOOD TIES

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BLOOD TIES

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 128m 5s

Release date 15/08/2014

BBFCInsight strong language, violence, sex, drug use

Genre(s) Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Guillaume Canet

Cast includes Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Caan

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 05/08/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BLOOD TIES is a US crime drama, set in New York in 1974. It focusses on a pair of brothers, one of whom is a police detective, while the other is a career criminal.

Language

There are approximately 130 uses of strong language ('f**k'), as well as various uses of milder bad language, including 'assholes', 'balls', 'bitch', 'bullshit', 'dicks', piss', 'prick', 'shit', 'son of a bitch' and 'whores'.

Violence

Strong violence comes mostly in the form of shootings. There are blood spurts and bloody bullet impacts, but little is seen in terms of injury detail. In one scene a bottle is smashed over a man's head. The victim is then repeatedly punched and stomped on, below frame. At the conclusion of the assault his face is streaked with blood

Sex

A single sex scene involves a man thrusting into a woman.

Drugs

A young woman in a brothel is seen to snort white powder.

Additional issues include infrequent use of racist and derogatory terms, some moderate verbal sex references, and male buttock nudity.

Details

Distributor(s)
Lions Gate UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
10/06/2014
Main language
English
Other languages
Italian
Submitted run time
128m 5s
Approved footage
11527+8
BBFC reference
AFV315056
Registration number
CFJ32488

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