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GANGSTERDAM

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GANGSTERDAM

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 94m 25s

Release date 30/06/2017

BBFCInsight strong language, sex references, violence, drug misuse, racist attitudes

Genre(s) Comedy, Action, Thriller

Director(s) Romain Lévy

Cast includes Kev Adams, Ton Schepen, Manon Azem, Côme Levin, Hubert Koundé, Mona Walravens

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 20/06/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

GANGSTERDAM is a French comedy thriller about a young law student who becomes accidentally involved in a dangerous drug smuggling deal.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k' and 'motherf**ker'). Milder bad language includes uses of 'pussy', 'cock', 'moron', 'piss', 'crap', 'screw'', 'bitch', 'shit', 'balls', 'dick' and 'bitch'.

Sex

Strong sex references run throughout the film, such as "I'm dying to thrust inside you" and "Put his dick in your mouth and suck it". It is implied that a man will be filmed being forced to perform oral sex on another.

Violence

Strong violence includes a shootout, with sight of a man with a bullet wound in his forehead. A man's lap is accidentally set on fire during an interrogation. A man makes a joke about raping a woman.

Drugs

Drug misuse includes people smoking joints, and a large bag of marijuana is seen being smuggled.

Discrimination

One character displays discriminatory attitudes to a wide range of people, making remarks such as "You Arabs – you're all the same" and "You're Jewish and can't drive a Porsche?". A man with dreadlocks is referred to as a '"f**king mophead". The film as a whole does not promote or condone discrimination.

Nudity

Some sexualised topless nudity is seen briefly at a pole dancing club, on a bedroom poster, and when a woman is getting ready for bed.

Details

Title
GANGSTERDAM
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
03/07/2017
Main language
French
Submitted run time
94m 25s
BBFC reference
AVV353203
Remarks
Subtitled

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

N/A GANGSTE
RDAM (MAIN MENU)
N/A GANGSTE
RDAM (SET UP MENU)
N/A GANGSTE
RDAM (SCENE SELECTION MENU X3)
00:00:26:00
(NOTICES)
01:33:59:08
GANGSTERDAM (FEATURE)

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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