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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES artwork

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 164m 27s

Release date 20/07/2012

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence

Genre(s) Action, Drama, Fantasy

Director(s) Christopher Nolan

Cast includes Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Liam Neeson, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Aidan Gillen, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Matthew Modine, Juno Temple, Tom Conti

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/07/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is a fantasy action film in which Batman returns to Gotham City when it is threatened by a new enemy. The film was classified '12A' for moderate violence.

There are a number of scenes of moderate violence and these generally occur during fast-paced fights between characters who are clearly defined as good or bad. Although there are heavy blows and impacts, little is shown in terms of injury detail, with the emphasis firmly placed on the abilities of the characters involved. One sequence sees the sustained beating of one character by another but the scene serves to emphasise the powerful and ruthless nature of the attacker rather than presenting sadism for its own sake. A stabbing carries little visual detail and the focus is on the treachery of the character using the knife rather than on any sense of relish in violence. The Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood, but occasional gory moments may be permitted if justified by the context'.

The film also contains a single use of moderate language when a woman is referred to as a 'dumb bitch', as well as some milder bad language, including uses of 'Jesus', 'hell', 'peeing', 'son of a bitch', 'balls' and 'bastard'. There are also infrequent mild sex references.

Parents can find additional information about the content of this film if they visit www.pbbfc.co.uk.

Details

Title
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Year
2012
Distributor(s)
Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
03/07/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
164m 27s
Approved footage
14800+8
BBFC reference
BFF281347
Registration number
CFJ26411

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