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GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES artwork

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 88m 47s

Release date 24/05/2013

BBFCInsight Contains moderate war horror

Genre(s) Animation, Drama, War

Director(s) Isao Takahata

Cast includes Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Rhoda Chrosite

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 14/05/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES is a 1988 animated Japanese film from Studio Ghibli. It tells the tragic story of two children, a brother and sister, who struggle to survive in war-torn Japan after their mother is killed in an air raid. The film is rated 12A for moderate war horror.

There is sight of charred bodies on the ground following a bombing raid, casualties lying in hospital swathed in bloody bandages, and corpses being dumped into a mass grave. The strongest image shows a corpse wrapped from head to toe in bloody bandages. There is a hint of rotting flesh at the edge of the bandages, flies hover around the corpse and maggots crawl over it.

There is infrequent use of very mild bad language, including 'bum', 'damn' and 'hell'.

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.

Details

Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
17/05/2013
Main language
English, Japanese
Submitted run time
88m 47s
Approved footage
7990+8
BBFC reference
AFV198965
Registration number
CFJ29012
Remarks
Subtitled

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