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THE IDES OF MARCH

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THE IDES OF MARCH

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 100m 46s

Release date 28/10/2011

BBFCInsight Contains strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) George Clooney

Cast includes George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 18/10/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE IDES OF MARCH is a political drama about a Presidential campaign and the political machinations of the candidate's campaign staff. The film was classified '15' for strong language.

The film contains frequent use of strong language, although the majority of uses are non-aggressive and non-directed. However, some uses are more sexual in nature, being spoken to describe and condemn the sexual transgressions of one of the principal characters. This exceeds the terms of the BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' which state 'The use of strong language (for example, 'fuck' must be infrequent' but is permissible at '15' where the Guidelines state 'There may be frequent use of strong language' and 'There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour'.

The film also contains a sub-plot focusing on a character who seeks, and secures, an abortion. The film does not take any position on this issue but presents the young woman in question as someone whose youthful inexperience has allowed her to be taken advantage of by a person of power and influence. The Guidelines at '15' state 'No theme is prohibited, provided the treatment is appropriate for 15 year olds'.

Details

Distributor(s)
E1 Films
Classified date(s)
12/09/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
100m 46s
Approved footage
9069+0
BBFC reference
AFF283021
Registration number
CFJ24287

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