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DARKEST HOUR

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DARKEST HOUR

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 120m 3s

Release date 04/06/2018

BBFCInsight mild bad language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Joe Wright

Cast includes Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Samuel West, Ronald Pickup, David Schofield

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 25/05/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DARKEST HOUR is a period drama, based on real events during the 1940s, in which British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seeks to rally the nation against Germany's advance across Western Europe.

Language

There is some mild bad language (for example, 'shit', 'bloody', 'buggering', 'bum', 'damn', 'God'). There is also a scene in which Churchill makes a V-sign gesture towards a journalist. However, in a subsequent scene, a woman teaches him how to deliver the gesture in an appropriate way, so that it is not offensive.

There are also scenes in which injury is implied; however; there is very limited detail. In one scene, a man says he is suffering from terminal cancer. There is also a brief verbal reference to a sexually transmitted disease. The film also includes several scenes of cigar and cigarette smoking by adults, as well as scenes of alcohol consumption by adults.

Details

Title
DARKEST HOUR
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
Classified date(s)
11/05/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
120m 3s
BBFC reference
BVF354100
Remarks
5:4

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

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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