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ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS

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ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 133m 38s

Release date 12/01/2018

BBFCInsight drug misuse, very strong language

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Lili Fini Zanuck

Cast includes Eric Clapton, Pattie Boyd, George Harrison, Charlotte Martin, Bobby Whitlock, Jools Holland, Lili Fini Zanuck

Summary ERIC CLAPTON A LIFE IN 12 BARS is a documentary about the life of the eponymous guitarist.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 02/01/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ERIC CLAPTON A LIFE IN 12 BARS is a documentary about the life of the eponymous guitarist.

Drugs

There are several references to Clapton's drug-taking and the documentary includes images of a man snorting white powder from a mirror and Clapton snorting from the end of a long spoon. Contributors say that Clapton enjoyed taking heroin and many other drugs. There is a clear anti-drug message, with Clapton shown as clean and happy today.

Language

There is a single use of very strong language ('c**t'), when a drunk Clapton talks to his drummer on stage. There are also uses of strong language ('f**k') and other milder terms such as 'wanker', 'arse', 'arsehole' and 'screw'.

The film also contains some unendorsed discriminatory references, some of which (for example, 'wogs', 'coons') appear in a printed article quoting comments made by Clapton during a concert in the 1970s.

Details

Title
ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Altitude Film Distribution
Classified date(s)
04/01/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
133m 38s
Approved footage
12027+0
BBFC reference
AFR357886
Registration number
CFJ43782

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