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BORSTAL

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BORSTAL

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 87m 21s

Release date 27/02/2017

BBFCInsight very strong language, strong violence, drug misuse, racist behaviour

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Steven M Smith

Cast includes Matthew Winters, Patrick Kilpatrick, Tiffany Ellen-Robinson

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 17/02/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BORSTAL is a British drama, set in 1973, about a young man sentenced to two years in a rural borstal.

Language

There is very strong language ('c**t') and strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker').

Violence

Beatings feature crunchy punches, kicks and headbutts, resulting in bloody injury detail.

Drugs

Characters smoke marijuana.

Discrimination

A black character is beaten in a racially motivated attack. There is also a use of racist language when a white man is referred to as a 'nigger lover'.

There is a scene of moderate sex.

Details

Title
BORSTAL
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
101 Films Limited
Classified date(s)
13/02/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
87m 21s
BBFC reference
AVV348843

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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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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