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DHEEPAN

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DHEEPAN

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 114m 41s

Release date 08/04/2016

BBFCInsight strong language, violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Jacques Audiard

Cast includes Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Marc Zinga, Bass Dhem

Summary DHEEPAN is a French drama about the experience of a Tamil warrior and his surrogate family who flee to France following the Sri Lankan civil war.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/03/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DHEEPAN is a French drama about the experience of a Tamil warrior and his surrogate family who flee to France following the Sri Lankan civil war.

Language

There are uses of strong language, including 'f**k' and 'motherf**ker'.

Violence

A character uses a machete to stab a man repeatedly in the chest, with strong bloody detail shown. There are also bloody shootings, including sight of a blood spurt when a character is shot in the shoulder. Following one shoot-out, a dead man is seen with strong bloody injury detail visible on his head, face and arms.

There is an implied scene of sex in which a character removes their clothes and walks into a bedroom, with buttock nudity briefly visible.

During a news report on the Sri Lankan war, real images of dead bodies appear briefly on screen, with blood visible on the corpses' clothes and bodies.

Racist remarks are yelled at a character when he is told to "Go eat curry'"

Details

Title
DHEEPAN
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
21/12/2015
Main language
French, Tamil
Other languages
English
Submitted run time
114m 41s
Approved footage
10321+8
BBFC reference
AFF332621
Registration number
CFJ38257

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