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Monday, 15 July 2013
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Lions Gate UK Ltd
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Friday, 4 October 2013
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97m 20s
Jon S. Baird
James McAvoy,Jamie Bell,Imogen Poots
Consumer advice: 
Contains very strong language, sex and hard drug use
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<p>FILTH is an adaptation of the novel by Irvine Welsh. It follows a corrupt Scottish policeman who is placed in charge of a murder case, but whose life is unravelling under the pressure of his addictions, lies and scheming.</p><dl><dt>Language</dt><dd><p>The film contains several uses of very strong language ('c**t') as well as frequent strong language ('f**k'), sometimes in an aggressive or sexual sense.</p></dd><dt>Sex</dt><dd><p>Strong sex and nudity occurs in sequences set in a brothel. There is some sight of sexual activity involving breath restriction, although this is shown as reckless behaviour which is not endorsed or encouraged. In other scenes, a character blackmails an underage girl into performing oral sex on him, although no explicit detail is shown, and masturbates to a pornographic film and to pictures of topless models. The depictions of sexual activity are strong and often accompanied by crude verbal references, but no graphic or explicit detail is shown.</p></dd><dt>Drugs</dt><dd><p>There are scenes of drug misuse, including cocaine and acid. The consumption of hard drugs is not glamorised and its consequences are shown in a negative light, leading to paranoia and mental decline.</p></dd></dl><p>The film also contains strong violence, as well as uses of racist and homophobic language.</p>

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013
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