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DARK PLACES

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DARK PLACES

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 112m 29s

Release date 22/01/2016

BBFCInsight very strong language, strong violence, drug use, references to child abuse

Genre(s) Thriller

Director(s) Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Cast includes Charlize Theron, Sterling Jerins, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll, Tye Sheridan, Andrea Roth, Chloë Grace Moretz

Summary DARK PLACES is a US thriller about a woman who witnessed the murder of her family when she was a child and 25 years later re-examines the evidence to find out what really happened.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 12/01/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DARK PLACES is a US thriller about a woman who witnessed the murder of her family when she was a child and 25 years later re-examines the evidence to find out what really happened.

Language

One use of very strong language ('c**t'). There is also frequent use of strong language ('f**k').

Violence

Strong violence includes a woman being stabbed with a large knife, people, including a child, being shot with a shotgun, a girl being strangled, and a group of teenagers slaughtering cattle using axes and knives as part of a Satanic ritual.

Drugs

Teenagers smoke marijuana and snort a powder they refer to as 'Devil's Rush' which appears to increase their aggression.

Theme

There are references to child abuse, with a character accused of molesting several young girls as part of Satanic rituals. One of the alleged victims speaks as an adult about her experiences, saying, "he made me perform oral sex on him".

Further issues include teenagers kissing on a bed with the suggestion they are about to have sex, and a scene in a strip club in which a woman pole-dances in the background with her back to camera.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Details

Title
DARK PLACES
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Entertainment One UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
22/12/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
112m 29s
Approved footage
10123+8
BBFC reference
AFV329346
Registration number
CFJ38272

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