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HOSTILES

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HOSTILES

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 133m 17s

Release date 05/01/2018

BBFCInsight strong violence, language

Genre(s) Western

Director(s) Scott Cooper

Cast includes Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Q'orianka Kilcher, Adam Beach, Timothée Chalamet

Summary HOSTILES is a US western, set in 1892, in which an Army captain is ordered to escort a dying Native American chief back to his homeland.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HOSTILES is a US western, set in 1892, in which an Army captain is ordered to escort a dying Native American chief back to his homeland.

Violence

Scenes of strong violence include the massacre of a family, including two young daughters and an infant. There are several shoot-outs, with bullet impacts resulting in large sprays of blood. Moments of moderate violence include undetailed beatings, fistfights, and masked stabbings.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k'), alongside milder terms including 'damn', 'bastards', 'bitch', 'hell', 'son of a bitch', 'shit' and 'goddamn'. There is also the occasional use of slurs against Native American characters, such as 'red skin' or 'savage', but discriminatory attitudes are not condoned by the work as a whole.

Other issues include moments of bloody injury detail, notably a gunshot wound to a man's head and another man found lynched in a tree. It is implied that a group of kidnapped women have suffered sexual violence at the hands of their captors, but this is not depicted on screen.

Details

Title
HOSTILES
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Classified date(s)
05/12/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
133m 17s
Approved footage
11995+8
BBFC reference
AFF358375
Registration number
CFJ43603

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