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THE HAPPENING

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THE HAPPENING

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 90m 13s

Release date 13/06/2008

BBFCInsight Contains frequent images of suicide and moderate bloody injury

Director(s) M. Night Shyamalan

Cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Spencer Breslin, Betty Buckley, Joel De La Fuente, Frank Collison, Ashlyn Sanchez, Victoria Clark, Jeremy Strong, Tony Devon

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 03/06/2008

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE HAPPENING is a thriller about three people trying to escape a mysterious toxin which causes people to commit murder and suicide.

Suicide

There are frequent scenes of suicide which include; a man shooting himself in the head, with blood visible trickling from the wound; sight of another man lying in a pool of blood after having shot himself; sight of numerous bodies hanging from trees; a scene in which a man slits his wrists; a scene in which two young teenagers are shot.

Injury detail

There is sight of blood and injury during scenes of suicide, though in most instances this is very brief.

There are uses of moderate bad language such as 'bitch'. .

Details

Title
THE HAPPENING
Year
2008
Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
13/05/2008
Main language
English
Submitted run time
90m 13s
Approved footage
8120+2
BBFC reference
BFF246270
Registration number
CFJ17116

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