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DIANA

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 112m 48s

Release date 20/09/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, brief land mine injury & surgical detail

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Oliver Hirschbiegel

Cast includes Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Douglas Hodge, Geraldine James, Charles Edwards, Cas Anvar, Juliet Stevenson, Jonathan Kerrigan, Art Malik

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/09/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DIANA is a drama loosely based on a relationship between Diana, Princess of Wales, and a heart surgeon. It is rated 12A for strong language, brief land mine injury and surgical detail.

There is infrequent use of strong language ('f**k'), including one use shouted in frustration by Diana. Other bad language includes 'bitch', 'bloody', 'bugger off', 'shit', 'bastards' and 'bollocks'.

When Diana visits land mine victims in a hospital there is sight of a victim with bloodied sheets on her bed and a bandaged stump where her leg was severed. There is also a verbal reference to her intestines being 'blown out'. Other victims of land mines are also briefly seen. In one scene Diana watches the heart surgeon perform open heart surgery. Bloodied instruments are visible and there is brief sight of the open chest cavity where the heart is shocked back to life.

Occasional mild sex references include Diana and the surgeon kissing in bed, indicating their sexual relationship. But no sex takes place on screen. Dialogue references include Diana being called 'sexy' and 'hot stuff', and asking the surgeon why smokers always have to have a cigarette after sex.

There are brief references to self-harming as Diana tells a television interviewer that she hurt her arms and legs. There are no images of the self-harming.

There are several scenes in which the surgeon is seen smoking, but his behaviour is challenged and it is pointed out that smoking is unhealthy.

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.

Details

Distributor(s)
E1 Films
Classified date(s)
10/09/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
112m 48s
Approved footage
10152+0
BBFC reference
BFF301504
Registration number
CFJ30045

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