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FREEHELD

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FREEHELD

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 103m 23s

Release date 19/02/2016

BBFCInsight infrequent strong language, moderate sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Peter Sollett

Cast includes Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Michael Shannon, Josh Charles, Luke Grimes

Summary FREEHELD is a drama, based on a true story, about a female police officer who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and then embarks on a fight for equality to pass on her pension benefits to her domestic partner, who is also a woman.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/02/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

FREEHELD is a drama, based on a true story, about a female police officer who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and then embarks on a fight for equality to pass on her pension benefits to her domestic partner, who is also a woman.

Language

There is a single use of strong language ('f**k'), with other bad language including uses of 'Christ', 'hell', 'damn', 'shit', 'screwed', 'screwed up', 'screwing over', 'ass', 'crap' and 'bitch'.

Sex

There are moderate sex references such as a gay man joking to a woman that he "wouldn't know what to do with your vagina". There is also a scene in which two fully-clothed women kiss and lie down on a bed, with one stroking the other's leg before the scene ends.

The film also contains discriminatory language, with terms such as 'dyke' and 'fag' reflecting the homophobic attitudes that form part of the story. These attitudes are challenged by the central character's fight for equality.

There are also scenes of emotional upset, images of the physical toll taken by serious illness, and drug references in the context of police work. There are also scenes of smoking.

Details

Title
FREEHELD
Also known as
FREE LOVE
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Entertainment One UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
04/11/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
103m 23s
Approved footage
9304+8
BBFC reference
AFF329427
Registration number
CFJ37747

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