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Classification date: 
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Friday, 28 June 2013
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Entertainment One UK,E1 Films
Release date: 
Friday, 1 November 2013
John Michael McDonagh
Brendan Gleeson,Chris O'Dowd,Dylan Moran,Kelly Reilly
Consumer advice: 
very strong language, strong sex references, bloody violence
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<p>CALVARY is a drama about a priest who is told that he is going to be killed and is given one week to put his affairs in order.</p><dl><dt>Language</dt><dd><p>One use of very strong language ('c**t') is delivered by a businessman without any aggression. There are several uses of strong language ('f**k'), as well as other bad language including 'arse', 'bastards', 'bloody', 'dicks', 'pricks', 'shit' and 'screwing'.</p></dd><dt>Sex</dt><dd><p>There are strong verbal references, including references to child sexual abuse when an adult victim talks about his experience at the hands of a priest. In other scenes an apparent male prostitute uses graphic language when talking with a priest about his behaviour.</p></dd><dt>Violence</dt><dd><p>Bloody violence occurs in a scene where a character, having already been shot in the stomach, is shot in the head, resulting in a large spray of blood from the back of the character's head and staining the land where the victim falls.</p></dd></dl><p>The film also includes infrequent portrayals of drug use. In one scene a man in a pub bathroom snorts cocaine, and in another two men share a cannabis joint. However, the film as a whole neither promotes nor encourages drug misuse. There are references to domestic violence and one character is seen with a bruised eye. There are also a number of dialogue references to suicide, but neither the individual references nor the film as a whole encourages suicide.</p>

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013
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Friday, 1 November 2013
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