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I DECLARE WAR

I DECLARE WAR artwork

I DECLARE WAR

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 93m 33s

Release date 09/05/2014

BBFCInsight strong language

Genre(s) Action, Drama

Director(s) Jason Lapeyre,Robert Wilson

Cast includes Siam Yu, Kolton Stewart, Gage Munroe

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/04/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

I DECLARE WAR is a Canadian drama about a group of children playing 'capture the flag', with things taking a serious and violent turn.

Language

Frequent use of strong language ('f**k').

There is frequent violence and the children use realistic-looking and sounding weapons, but they do not injure each other, and have to walk up to 'victims' and throw red paint on them to show they have been shot.

There is also moderate threat, with one particular bullying character shown several times menacing another child he has captured, standing on a board which is pinning his prisoner down, and at one point threatening him with a knife. The prisoner escapes by setting fire to the bully's jeans, but does not injure him.

Moderate sex references include reference to 'blow jobs' and loss of virginity, along with joking references to bestiality and the suggestion that Catholic priests are sexually abusive, as the boys banter with each other.

One boy offers another "50 bucks and my friendship" if he agrees to "engage in coprophagia" and eat excrement, but he does not do it.

The bully refers to a half-Korean boy as "a Chink" but is instantly criticised for this.

Details

Distributor(s)
Kay Express International Ltd
Classified date(s)
28/03/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
93m 33s
Approved footage
8419+8
BBFC reference
AFR307693
Registration number
CFJ31826

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