Type of media Video
Approved Running time 87m 21s
Release date 27/02/2017
BBFCInsight very strong language, strong violence, drug misuse, racist behaviour
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
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BORSTAL is a British drama, set in 1973, about a young man sentenced to two years in a rural borstal.
There is very strong language ('c**t') and strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker').
Beatings feature crunchy punches, kicks and headbutts, resulting in bloody injury detail.
Characters smoke marijuana.
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.
- 101 Films Limited
- Classified date(s)
- Main language
- Submitted run time
- 87m 21s
- BBFC reference
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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.