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A BOUT PORTANT - POINT BLANK (2010)

A BOUT PORTANT - POINT BLANK <span>(2010)</span> artwork

A BOUT PORTANT - POINT BLANK (2010)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 81

BBFCInsight Contains strong bloody violence and language

Genre(s) Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director(s) Fred Cavaye

Cast includes Gilles Lellouche, Elena Anaya, Gerars Lanvin, Roschoy Zem, Mireille Perrier, Claire Perot

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 23/03/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

A BOUT PORTANT - POINT BLANK is a French language thriller, subtitled in English, about a young couple who find themselves caught up in a violent nightmare involving corrupt and murderous cops. The film was classified '15' for strong bloody violence and language.

The film contains five uses of strong language, a number of which are aggressively directed, often during violent scenes. This exceeds the terms of the '12A'/'12' Guidelines which state 'The use of strong language (for example, 'fuck') must be infrequent' but is permissible at '15' where 'There may be frequent use of strong language'.

The film contains a number of scenes of strong bloody violence, involving fighting between various characters and the shooting of guns. A villain is shot in the leg at one point. In order to make him reveal important information, another man sticks the barrel of his gun into the bullet wound and twists it, making the man scream in pain. In another scene, a man is shot in the belly several times, with brief close up sight of the dead man, with trickles of blood coming from bullet holes. During another fight, a man stabs another man in the eye with a pencil. The Guidelines at '15' state 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable. Strong sadistic or sexualised violence is also unlikely to be acceptable'. Much of the most intense violence takes place in darkened areas, making it hard to see much injury or bloody detail.

Strong threat is seen at times, especially in scenes relating to a pregnant woman who is taken hostage.

Details

Title
A BOUT PORTANT - POINT BLANK
Also known as
A BOUT PORTANT,POINT BLANK (A BOUT PORTANT); MAIN FEATURE WITH ENGLISH DUBBED AUDIO,POINT BLANK (A BOUT PORTANT),POINT BLANK - ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER
Year
2010
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Sony DADC UK Limited,Vertigo Distribution Ltd
Classified date(s)
15/09/2011
Main language
French
Other languages
English
BBFC reference
AZF277995

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