Type of media Film
Approved Running time 97m 12s
Release date 19/09/2014
BBFCInsight moderate violence, threat
Genre(s) Drama, Fantasy
Director(s) Phillip Noyce
Cast includes Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift
Cut This work was passed uncut.
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BBFCinsight publication date 09/09/2014
Note: The following text may contain spoilers
THE GIVER is a science fiction drama, set in the future, in which a young man discovers that the perfectly ordered society in which he lives is keeping dark and dangerous secrets from its population.
The film contains a scene, set during the Vietnam War, in which a troop of US soldiers are trapped by enemy gunfire. The action is intense and chaotic, with the soldiers panicking as they scramble for cover. One soldier is hit and the impact causes a small spurt of blood, but other killings are shown without strong detail.
There are action sequences in which characters are pursued on foot and by remote-controlled flying drones. There is also a scene in which a character imagines that a small child is killed by an apparently humane medical procedure which is presented without strong detail.
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