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DUNKIRK

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DUNKIRK

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 102m 1s

BBFCInsight sustained threat, intense sequences, moderate violence, strong language

Genre(s) Drama, Thriller, War

Director(s) Christopher Nolan

Cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 13/10/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DUNKIRK is a wartime drama about the Allied evacuation from Northern France in 1940.

Threat

Sustained threat occurs throughout, including intense sequences in which characters are caught in life-threatening situations as they face gunfire, explosions and the threat of drowning. There are also sequences in which they become trapped in confined spaces. Sound and music heighten the sense of tension, with emphasis on the desperation of people fighting for survival. However, the threat is contextualised by the historical event being depicted and focusses on the bravery, resourcefulness and camaraderie of those involved.

Violence

Scenes include aerial dogfights, shootings and people caught in explosions and a fire at sea. Blood and injury detail is limited and discreet throughout.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k') and use of milder terms including 'bloody', 'pissed' and 'shit'.

Details

Title
DUNKIRK
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd
Classified date(s)
14/12/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
102m 1s
BBFC reference
AVF342332
Remarks
16:9

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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