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HOUNDS OF LOVE

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HOUNDS OF LOVE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 108m 10s

Release date 28/07/2017

BBFCInsight sustained sexual threat

Genre(s) Crime, Thriller

Director(s) Ben Young

Cast includes Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter, Damian de Montemas, Harrison Gilbertson

Summary HOUNDS OF LOVE is an Australian crime thriller in which a teenager is abducted by a serial-killing couple.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 18/07/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HOUNDS OF LOVE is an Australian crime thriller in which a teenager is abducted by a serial-killing couple.

Threat

A teenaged girl is kidnapped and chained to a bed by serial killers who, it is strongly implied, repeatedly rape their victims before murdering them. There is strong sexual threat throughout, including a sustained scene of attempted rape. It is implied that further instances of sexual violence occur off screen.

Other scenes of strong violence include a bloody stabbing. In another scene, a man kicks a dog to death, but there is no visual detail of the dog itself. There is frequent use of strong language ('f**k'), in addition to milder terms such as 'prick', 'arsehole', 'piss' and 'shit'. There is also infrequent use of the discriminatory term 'chinks', although use of this term is not endorsed by the work as a whole. Other issues include occasional references to drug misuse and a scene in which a woman uses a bong, and infrequent, non-sexualised full frontal female nudity.

Details

Title
HOUNDS OF LOVE
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Arrow Film Distributors Ltd
Classified date(s)
05/04/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
108m 10s
Approved footage
9735+0
BBFC reference
AFF350530
Registration number
CFJ41867

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