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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

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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