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HITCHCOCK

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HITCHCOCK

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 98m 12s

Release date 08/02/2013

BBFCInsight Contains moderate horror, threat and sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Sacha Gervasi

Cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, James D'Arcy, Ralph Macchio, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/01/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HITCHCOCK is a drama exploring the relationship between film director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the production of his classic film 'Psycho'.

Threat

The film includes scenes of moderate horror, such as when Hitchcock has recurrent nightmares of serial killer Ed Gein dragging the corpse of an apparently murdered woman up some stairs. The woman looks dead but suddenly rises up in a 'jump' moment, causing Hitchcock to awaken from his dream. There is also a scene in which the Gein character comforts his dead mother in her bed as if she were alive.

There is some moderate threat, including the opening shot of the film in which two men are talking and one of them, Ed Gein, strikes the other on the back of the head with a shovel.

Sex

The film also contains moderate sex references when Alma Reville makes a derogatory reference about a film critic who she says "hasn't climaxed in years". In another scene, whilst Hitchcock is directing his leading actress Janet Leigh, he describes how another character can "smell the rancid, pungent smell of sex" on her.

There is also mild bad language, e.g. 'bloody', 'crap', 'hell', 'damn', screw'.

Details

Title
HITCHCOCK
Year
2012
Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
13/11/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
98m 12s
Approved footage
8838+0
BBFC reference
AFF295678
Registration number
CFJ27508

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