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IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (2015)

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA <span>(2015)</span> artwork

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (2015)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 119

Release dates 26/12/2015

BBFCInsight moderate threat, injury detail

Genre(s) Drama, Adventure

Director(s) Ron Howard

Cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Riley, Michelle Fairley

Summary HEART OF THE SEA is a historical seafaring drama in which a whaler and its crew encounter a huge white sperm whale.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/12/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA is a historical seafaring drama in which a whaler and its crew encounter a huge white sperm whale.

Threat

There are scenes of moderate threat as the whaler is caught in a violent storm and tossed about in heavy seas. In other scenes, the ship and crew are attacked by a large whale.

Injury detail

From time to time crew members are seen with bloody injuries, mostly to the head, following encounters with the whale or after negotiating storms. In one scene, a young crew member is seen to have blood on the palms of his hands, the result of rope burns, and in another sequence a man suddenly and unexpectedly shoots himself in the head. However, there is neither blood nor any discernible injury detail. Whales are harpooned on occasion, with sight of streaks of blood in the sea, although the whales are computer-generated.

Other issues include references to cannibalism and a crudely drawn image of a topless woman, seen only briefly, carved onto a piece of whalebone. There is also mild bad language, including uses of 'asshole', 'bastard', 'bloody' and 'son of a bitch'.

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Details

Title
IN THE HEART OF THE SEA
Year
2015
Formats
Cinema, 3D Cinema, DVD, 3D DVD
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
18/04/2016
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF319917
Note to parents
Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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