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THE DARK HORSE

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THE DARK HORSE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 124m 34s

Release date 17/04/2015

BBFCInsight strong language, violence, drug use

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) James Napier Robertson

Cast includes Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, Miriama McDowell

Summary THE DARK HORSE is a drama based on the life of Genesis Potini, a man suffering from bipolar disorder, who helps young people in his local community stay away from gang crime by teaching them how to play chess.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 07/04/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE DARK HORSE is a drama based on the life of Genesis Potini, a man suffering from bipolar disorder, who helps young people in his local community stay away from gang crime by teaching them how to play chess.

Language

There is frequent use of strong language, including a single use of 'motherf**ker' and over sixty uses of 'f**k'.

Violence

There are scenes of strong violence in which characters are punched in the face or headbutted; characters are seen with significant injuries following the violence.

Drugs

There is a brief moment in which a character is seen smoking from a crack pipe.

Details

Title
THE DARK HORSE
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Koch Film
Classified date(s)
25/03/2015
Main language
English, Maori
Submitted run time
124m 34s
Approved footage
11211+0
BBFC reference
AFF323999
Registration number
CFJ35360
Remarks
Subtitled

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