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CHILD 44

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CHILD 44

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 137m 0s

Release date 17/04/2015

BBFCInsight strong violence, strong language, sex, child murder theme

Genre(s) Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Daniel Espinosa

Cast includes Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Noomi Rapace, Charles Dance, Jason Clarke, Vincent Cassel, Dev Patel, Paddy Considine

Summary CHILD 44 is a thriller, set in Stalinist Russia, in which a former agent encounters a spate of child murders and goes on the trail of a serial killer.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 07/04/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

CHILD 44 is a thriller, set in Stalinist Russia, in which a former agent encounters a spate of child murders and goes on the trail of a serial killer.

Violence

Strong violence includes scenes of battle, soldiers executing people with gunshots to the head, heavy blows in fighting, knife stabbings, and a man's head being hit against a rock. There is also some detail of injury on child murder victims, as well as verbal references to child murders. There is a scene in which a man tries to 'waterboard' himself as means of suicide.

Language

There is frequent use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as uses of moderate and mild bad language (eg 'bitch', 'shit', ass').

Sex

There is a scene of brief strong sex as a man is seen thrusting whilst on top of a woman in bed, with sight of his bare buttocks.

Details

Title
CHILD 44
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Entertainment One UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
05/03/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
137m 0s
Approved footage
12330+0
BBFC reference
BFF320703
Registration number
CFJ35155

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