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DEVIL'S KNOT

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DEVIL'S KNOT

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 113m 55s

Release date 13/06/2014

BBFCInsight disturbing crime scene images, strong language

Genre(s) Crime, Drama

Director(s) Atom Egoyan

Cast includes Dane DeHaan, Reese Witherspoon, Mireille Enos, Colin Firth, Stephen Moyer, Amy Ryan, Kevin Durand

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 03/06/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DEVIL’S KNOT is a drama, based on real events, about the murder of three young boys in Arkansas, and the efforts of a legal investigator to prove a miscarriage of justice when three teenagers are convicted of the crimes.

Disturbing images

The murders of the three boys are not shown, and there are only verbal references made to the manner of their deaths in the course of the police investigation and subsequent testimonies in court. There are, however, disturbing images of the children’s corpses being recovered from a river, and the injuries they sustained are shown in crime scene photographs.

Language

There are two uses of strong language (‘f**k’), one of which is used in a crude sexual sense.

The film also contains references to satanic cults and associated child sexual abuse.

Details

Distributor(s)
Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Classified date(s)
14/05/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
113m 55s
Approved footage
10252+8
BBFC reference
AFF310281
Registration number
CFJ32228

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