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BREAKING DAWN - PART 1

BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 artwork

BREAKING DAWN - PART 1

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 117m 0s

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence and sex

Genre(s) Drama, Fantasy

Director(s) Bill Condon

Cast includes Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Jamie Campbell Bower, Ashley Greene, Jasckson Rathbone, Michael Sheen, Nikki Reed, Anna Kendrick, Kellan Lutz, Maggie Grace, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Sarah Clarke, Michael Welch

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 27/10/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 is a fantasy drama in which a teenage girl marries a vampire and bears his child.

Violence

The strongest moments of violence occur during fight sequences between the rival groups of vampires and werewolves. There is some intensity to these scenes but very little in the way of injury detail or bloodshed.

Sex

The film also includes a sex scene in which Edward and Bella consummate their marriage while on honeymoon. At one point during the scene, Edward accidentally breaks the headboard of the bed as a result of his extreme strength.

Blood is seen during a scene of childbirth. It is implied that the baby is being delivered by Caesarean section, although no detail of the woman being cut open is shown. However, blood is seen on the woman's body and on the hands of the man who is performing the operation and trying to save her.

Details

Title
BREAKING DAWN - PART 1
Also known as
THE TWILIGHT SAGA - BREAKING DAWN - PART 1
Year
2011
Distributor(s)
E1 Films
Classified date(s)
27/10/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
117m 0s
Approved footage
10530+0
BBFC reference
CFF280611
Registration number
CFJ24637
Remarks
This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a '15' classification but that the requested '12A' certificate could be achieved by making changes to a sex scene between the Edward and Bella characters. In particular the BBFC suggested that more graphic sight of Edward thrusting while he lies on top of Bella, and while her legs are wrapped around his torso, be removed. When the finished version of the film was submitted these changes had been made, with the scene having been reduced in length and with less focus on full body shots. As a result, the film was classified '12A'.

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