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I, ANNA artwork


Type of media Film

Approved Running time 91m 28s

Release date 07/12/2012

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, sex and gore

Genre(s) Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Barnaby Southcombe

Cast includes Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Byrne, Hayley Atwell, Eddie Marsan, Jodhi May, Honor Blackman, Ralph Brown, Max Deacon, Perry Benson

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 27/11/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

I, ANNA is a thriller about a divorcee who is linked to a murder and then becomes romantically involved with the detective who is investigating it. The film is rated 15 for strong language, sex and gore.

There are several uses of strong language ('f***') which exceed the allowance for language at 12A/12. Other language includes the use of 'dick', 'bloody', 'hell' and 'shit'.

There are also scenes of strong sex, including implied fellatio in which a woman is pushed down by a man with the suggestion that she bites him in order to get away. The scenes are without graphic detail. In one scene policemen watch a pornographic film on a laptop. But there is no sight of sexual activity, only the sound of moaning to indicate what is being viewed. In another scene a man and woman dance suggestively before the man lifts the woman's skirt, at which point she pulls away from him and leaves.

In one scene of a violence a man and woman fight before a heavy ornament is used to strike a blow to the head. In another scene the victim of a violent death is found lying on a heavily bloodstained carpet with a bloodied face. When a young child wanders into the road and is struck and killed by a vehicle, the accident itself is implied rather than shown.

There is also an attempted suicide in which an adult is seen standing on a high ledge.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.


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