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HYENA (2014)

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HYENA (2014)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 110

Release dates 06/03/2015

BBFCInsight sexual violence, bloody violence, very strong language, drug use, nudity

Genre(s) Drama, Crime

Director(s) Gerard Johnson

Cast includes Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham, Neil Maskell, Elisa Lasowski, MyAnna Buring, Richard Dormer, Gordon Brown, Tony Pitts

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 24/02/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HYENA is a crime drama about corrupt members of the police force who get embroiled in a violent gangland turf war between Turkish and Albanian criminals.


There is a scene of sexual violence in which a woman is raped while unconscious; having been forcibly injected with a drug producing this effect. The unconscious woman is seen naked on a bed before and during the assault, in which the rapist thrusts on top of her. The rapist is a reprehensible character and the rape is shown as a horrific ordeal. There is brief sight of the man's erect penis as he approaches the victim, but no such detail is seen as he rapes her.

In one sequence a character is repeatedly stabbed by another, with sight of the blade being thrust into his body multiple times and subsequent sight of blood spurting from the victim's neck. In another scene a criminal is shown slicing down a woman's forearm before pouring salt onto the wound as a form of punishment. There is also sight of the severed limbs of a victim after an unseen attack.


There is very strong language ('c**t'), some of which is aggressive. The film also contains discriminatory language ('pakis', 'wogs') delivered by a racist character.


There are several scenes in which characters snort cocaine.


Some scenes take place in a strip club, with sight of naked dancers.


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Cinema, DVD
Metrodome Distribution Ltd,Metrodome Distribution
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