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FREE STATE OF JONES

FREE STATE OF JONES artwork

FREE STATE OF JONES

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 139m 49s

Release date 30/09/2016

BBFCInsight strong violence, gory images

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Gary Ross

Cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali, Sean Bridgers, Jacob Lofland

Summary FREE STATE OF JONES is a US historical drama about a Mississippi farmer who leads a revolt against the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 20/09/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

FREE STATE OF JONES is a US historical drama about a Mississippi farmer who leads a revolt against the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

Violence

There are battle sequences in which men are shot in their heads and chests, with spurts and sprays of blood from bullet impacts. There are strong gory images in the aftermath of fighting, including a dead body with a smashed in and bloody face. There is sight of open wounds and bleeding stumps as men are treated in a field hospital.

Men are hanged from trees during executions and lynchings.

There are some references to sexual violence as a slave woman talks about being abused by her master.

There is use of discriminatory language, including 'nigger'. The film as a whole does not endorse or condone discriminatory behaviour or attitudes.

There are also uses of mild bad language, including 'shit' and 'damn'.

Details

Title
FREE STATE OF JONES
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
30/08/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
139m 49s
Approved footage
12583+8
BBFC reference
AFF335346
Registration number
CFJ39923

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