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THE CAPTAIN [Black and White Version]

THE CAPTAIN <span>[Black and White Version]</span> artwork

THE CAPTAIN [Black and White Version]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 114m 36s

Release date 01/10/2018

BBFCInsight strong violence, threat

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Robert Schwentke

Cast includes Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau, Bernd Hölscher, Waldemar Kobus, Alexander Fehling

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 21/09/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE CAPTAIN is a World War II drama in which a German army deserter finds a Nazi captain's uniform and subsequently pretends to be a soldier of that rank.


There are scenes of strong violence in which men are beaten and shot, with some of the shootings accompanied by blood spurts. In one scene, a man is tortured when his head is repeatedly held underwater. In another scene, a man is blown up by a mortar shell.


Scenes of strong threat include those in which men are threatened with execution by firing squad, and in one of which they are not immediately killed and linger in pain and distress until being killed.

There is also some sexualised nudity, infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as some milder bad language (for example, 'piss', 'shit', 'bastard', 'crap', 'asshole', 'damn', 'God'), and a comedy act in which Jews are mocked, which is not condoned by the film as a whole.


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Black and White Version
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114m 36s
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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.

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