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EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

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EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 144m 0s

Release date 04/05/2015

BBFCInsight moderate violence, threat, bloody moments

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Ridley Scott

Cast includes Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Emun Elliott, Indira Varma, John Turturro, María Valverde, Ben Mendelsohn, Ewen Bremner

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 24/04/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS is an adaptation of the Book of Exodus, in which Moses leads the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.

Violence

There are some large-scale battle sequences, in which arrows are fired and fighters clash with swords. There is little blood or injury detail, although the action is noisy and fast-paced. At one point, a sword is seen sticking through a man, but the impact is largely blood-free and the image is not on screen for long.

There are occasional scenes in which people are hanged from scaffolds. The hangings are brief and there is no focus on injuries or suffering.

Threat

There are moments of moderate threat throughout. The strongest occur when various plagues descend upon the people of Egypt, in particular when the first-born sons of every household are killed by a dark cloud creeping over the land. Children stop breathing in their sleep and their parents are distraught, cradling their bodies. Later, as Moses and his followers cross the Red Sea, the waves engulf the pursuing Egyptian army.

Injury detail

There is some sight of injuries, including when slaves are whipped and when a broken leg is tended. However, there is no emphasis on such injuries. In one scene, people are attacked by crocodiles, resulting in significant blood loss into the water. However, there is no clear injury detail.

Occasional animal action, including horses falling onto their sides, keeling over exhausted, and dying was achieved using digital effects. No animals were harmed.

Details

Title
EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Classified date(s)
13/03/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
144m 0s
BBFC reference
AVF315787
Remarks
Subtitles for the hard of hearing

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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